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Seems surprising since according to the wikipedia page on the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_Grid_Reference_System.

 

The MGRS module was changed to make the final latitude check on MGRS to UTM conversions sensitive to the precision of the input MGRS coordinate string. The lower the input precision, the more "slop" is allowed in the final check on the latitude zone letter. This is to handle an issue raised by some F-16 pilots, who truncate MGRS strings that they receive from the Army.

 

This was apparently listed in the

release notes for GEOTRANS Release 2.0.2, 1999:

Which does strongly suggest that at least some version of the viper active around 1999 definitely can take MGRS coordinates ...


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Interesting stuff, I remember Panther mentioning that the current vipers have MGRS. However other games make no mention of such a feature. Perhaps it is in fact included on all vipers and some games lack the accuracy of DCS.

 

A lot of tape updates have happened since 2007, so at some point it would appear that MGRS was added. No clue what the jet may have had or not in 2007, as I can only go with current information.

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Well this thread is in the wishlist area so that should answer it i guess...

 

I know as far as us Snipers on the ground the school houses and team internal we were always trained and called in f16 and f18 with lat long, hence we always prefered apaches... Part of the business. Im now retired going on two years so i assume stuff has changed, so what i say is from my personal experience and what i taught to our Snipes.

 

I can tell you For us NON JTAC OR TACP we always prefered MGRS. But on ODA's we had a Airforce TACP who dealt with all the Air assets and we just concentrated on our Triggers. I know 2007 and onwards our ODA's really loved having the TACP attached to our teams, was a game changer and much more effective. I didn't look over his shoulder so to speak so maybe somebody else has more insight on it.

 

Just blabbing:thumbup:

 

so # ED give us MGRS for us ground folk and have the AI Jtac in sim give both or we can choose in special options......


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I think one important key development before this is necessary, is the ability to actually enter the elevation for a steerpoint.

 

 

Right now, everything is hovering 6000' off the ground so accuracy isn't really very good (yet)

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I can see now the conflicts and ambiguity on systems capabilities based upon BLOCK and LOT variations of aircraft. Yet another level of realism in DCS to have true period-specific capabilities in Modules. Bottom line, have to go with passing targets in the format for the CAS player and I like that!

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That’s actually not an issue. Even with only pre-placed, editable steerpoints, you can craft a flightplan which leaves room for an IP and targets.

 

Just can’t (easily) do precision attacks lest you have the bulk of your flightplan devoured by the TGP slewing bug.

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25 minutes ago, Mero-Mayhem said:

Are there any news for entering Coordinates from JTAC (MGRS) to the Viper STP?

 

You can use steerpoints 21-25. When on the STPT page with one of those selected you just need to dobber right to change to MGRS. Wags has a video on it.


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3 hours ago, Tigerian said:

 

You can use steerpoints 21-25. When on the STPT page with one of those selected you just need to dobber right to change to MGRS. Wags has a video on it.

 

 

I´ve seen this Video. You can not put MGRS coordinates in. I tried it. You can only read but not write.


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18 minutes ago, Mero-Mayhem said:

 

I"ve seen this Video. You can not put MGRS coordinates in. I tried it. You can only read but not write.

 

Weird. I hadn't really looked at it since it got added but just assumed you'd also be able to enter in MGRS too. 

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