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Hi. I can't find anywhere a brevity code for announcing bombs release. At least in official documentation I found around the Internet, there is no "BOMBS AWAY" or something.

 

I'm curious about the term "PIGS AWAY"

 

In

MULTI-SERVICE
BREVITY CODES
FM 1-02.1 (FM 3-54.10)
MCRP 3-25B
NTTP 6-02.1
AFTTP(I) 3-2.5
JUNE 2005

 

...the PIG(S) is described as :

PIG(S) [A/S] Friendly glide weapon(s) (e.g., JSOW).

See (weapon) AWAY.

Bomb is (a kind of) gliding weapon, but JSOW is completely different animal. So it makes me wonder...

 

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Interesting I have never seen that one....

 

we use "Pickle" for a single release and "Ripple" for multiple

 

 

I am sure someone will enlighten us :)

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I've heard many calls for not just dumb bombs but other weapons too.

 

"Stores"

"Pickle"

 

Sometimes they'll just call "Off, (number released) away" and not make a call at weapon release for free fall weapons. In a CAS scenario the JTAC would usually have the aircraft visual for a type I control and there wouldnt be a need to make the call at weapon release.

 

Not definitive by any means but hopefully that gives you a better idea.

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Hahaha! Yea! I think exactly the same!

 

I've came across "PICKLE" in a documentary book and "RIPPLE" is also in the document mentioned.

 

RIPPLE [A/S] Two or more munitions released or fired

in close succession.

 

"paveway"

"cbu away"

"gbu away"

 

Sounds fine.

 

By the way..in the same book "GUNS" is in a list of deleted codes. Didn't find any substitute yet...


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All I can tell you from first-hand knowledge is what USAF, USMC, RAF, RNAF and RDAF pilots in Afghanistan used for absolutely everything they dropped, no matter what platform, no matter what kind of weapon, no matter how many of them: Stores.

 

The only exception were Apache pilots (the US Army ones, don´t know about the UK and Netherlands), who called out "engaging" when firing the gun or the Hellfire, and funnily enough nothing at all when firing rockets (btw, does anyone happen to know why they remained quiet in this case?).


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I don't think anyone calls 'ripple' for multiple BVR shots. You call the number of foxes and any unusual things, like a suddenly dropped sort.

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By the way..in the same book "GUNS" is in a list of deleted codes. Didn't find any substitute yet...

 

Guns, guns, guns! Or, if you think you are cool, "Fox Four!".

 

I don't think anyone calls 'ripple' for multiple BVR shots. You call the number of foxes and any unusual things, like a suddenly dropped sort.

 

Three, three, fox three?

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RippleTwo or more munitions released or fired in close succession.Cleared hotOrdnance release is authorized.dryOrdnance release not authorized.Ten secondsDirective to terminal controller to stand by for laser on call in approximately 10 seconds.Terminate

  1. Stop laser illumination of a target.

Laser onDirective to start laser designation.

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Cleared hotOrdnance release is authorized.dryOrdnance release not authorized

 

Continue dry means continue with attack without using live ammo ( training)

Abort x3 with abort code means release is not authorized

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Interesting topic, I wondered about that too

 

For multiple BVR shots (though this is actually off-topic), there are:

 

2nd FOX THREE**

Simulated or actual launch of multiple active radar-guided missiles on the same target

 

and

 

FOX THREE (X) SHIP**

Valid missile shot against (x) separate targets (assumes 1 missile per target).

 

Source: Multiservice Brevity Codes, June 2003

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