Re: Dropping "things" at Groom

Message posted by Magoo on May 14, 2002 at 0:22:28 PST:

I think that is the window through which the lazer designator and the gun camera fires. The lazer illuminates the targets, and the seeker heads on the bombs which are carried by the 117 acquire the illumination and home in.

All modern combat aircraft have a gun camera which is analized after each mission for BDA and ROE verification. If the aircraft is a fighter, the gun camera usually points forward, but for bombers like the 117, it points down and tracks with the target designator.

My compliments to Andre for his excellent snaps!


In Reply to: Re: Dropping "things" at Groom posted by John on May 13, 2002 at 23:22:35 PST:


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