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Can't use GBU-24 Bomb in the F/A-18C


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Hi guys,

I am currently training the use of laser-guided bombs with the F/A-18C. I can use all GBU variants without any problems, except for the GBU-24.

Normally you get a vertical line in the HUD once you've properly configured a bomb to deploy it. Then a timer runs down on the right in the HUD and at second 0 the bomb is released with the release button.

But with the GBU-24 I don't get the vertical line in the HUD and no drop countdown. In my opinion, I have completed all configuration steps:
- Stabilized Point Track selected with the Litening Targeting Pod
- GBU-24 selected
- Assign laser code
- Mode and MFUZ of the bomb selected
- Master Arm on and on A/G
- Laser beam switched on (LDT/R)
I attached a picture where you can see my configuration. Please look at this.

I don't know what I'm doing wrong and I can't find anything on the internet about this problem. 😞

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Mode looks like it's in PP or pre-planned mode. I imagine you change it with the Mode pushbutton on the left DDI/MFD. Using the TGP you would want TOO, Target of Opportunity mode, unless your using the TGP to make mark points for PP mode. I don't use LGB's much if at all so I might be wrong.

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14 minutes ago, Insanatrix said:

Mode looks like it's in PP or pre-planned mode. I imagine you change it with the Mode pushbutton on the left DDI/MFD. Using the TGP you would want TOO, Target of Opportunity mode, unless your using the TGP to make mark points for PP mode. I don't use LGB's much if at all so I might be wrong.

Unfortunately, I've already tried without the pre-planned mode, which didn't work. I've tried all possible configurations.

Anyway, I just tried again and now it suddenly works. No idea why, feels like magic. But now I get the vertical line and I can throw it properly.

Anyway thanks for the help 😄

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Yes, if your course line is set at 000, you need to approach the target from its 180 heading 0 (i think) in PP. You also need to make sure that your fuses are set, your release type is set to AUTO, and...its been a while since I last flew the -18, but what is CLAR? That must be the Paveway 3.

 


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CLAR is Computed Launch Acceptability Region. My guess is that you're outside of that (which makes sense since you have the attack heading set to 0 degrees and your heading is 050 degrees). If you run into this again, try boxing CLAR OVR (PB12).


Edited by Yoda967
Corrected PB for CLAR OVR selection

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