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Hi folks!


Last January, Eagle Dynamics dubbed 2020 to be the "Year of the Hornet". With a brand new air-to-ground radar, SLAM cruise missile and an updated LITENING II targeting pod, many sections of my Hornet guide became obsolete. Therefore, I eventually had to begin the very long and complex process of going back through everything and planning what had to be changed and what had to be added. A few hundred gallons of coffee later, there we are. We all know other updates will eventually come, but let's not think about it too hard for now.


The F/A-18C Hornet guide update is now available! See first post.





  • Start-Up procedure updated for INS update
  • Carrier takeoff procedure updated for Supercarrier
  • Radar acquisition modes clarified
  • ACM radar mods clarified
  • JHMCS operation clarified
  • Targeting Pod updated
  • Added AIr-to-Ground Radar MAP & Expanded modes
  • Weapon section re-structured
  • Updated JSOW tutorials
  • Updated JDAM tutorials
  • Updated GBU-12 tutorial
  • Fuel Dump clarifications
  • Master Modes clarifications
  • Engine section expanded
  • Fuel section expanded
  • AGM-84E SLAM tutorials added
  • MK20 Rockeye tutorial added
  • AGM-65 IR Maverick tutorial with tgp added
  • AGM-65E Laser Maverick tutorial updated
  • HSI (Horizontal Situation Indicator) section expanded
  • RWR symbology clarified (N, I, A, U, F)
  • Landing tips added (including HUD declutter and velocity vector caging)


Overall, a lot of new stuff crammed in there... the page count went from 350 to 530+ pages. Once again, if you guys still have any suggestions, recommendations or corrections, please let me know.

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Hi folks!   Last January, Eagle Dynamics dubbed 2020 to be the "Year of the Hornet". With a brand new air-to-ground radar, SLAM cruise missile and an updated LITENING II targeting pod, many sections

Chuck's guide to the F/A-18C Hornet   Mudspike link: http://www.mudspike.com/chucks-guides-dcs-f-a-18c-hornet/   Google Drive Link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Q2vH0WLm5mdu2U3GX8AkB1z6iIP-I

Significantly higher quality than the official documentation, thank you.

Fantastic! Thanks Chuck!




I'm one of the crazies who likes a printed manual so I'm going through comparing new to old and updating my Hornet binder...it's also a great way to focus on the new content :thumbup:

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... the page count went from 350 to 530+ pages..


Amazing, thanks a lot Chuck .. your Guides are the greatest responsible that I've managed to really learn DCS over the years and not give up on the complexities of these simulations .. really, thanks a lot and hope more people will support you on Patreon :thumbup:


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Many thanks for this great update! :thumbup:

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Cheers Chuck!

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Added markpoints for the Hornet guide. See first post.


Thanks, Chuck. Truly do appreciate your work. :thumbup:

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