Chuck’s Guides – DCS A-10C Warthog

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The fearsome Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II “Warthog” was the second module added to DCS and features depth and complexity that set the bar for PC simulation titles. This document contains information on both the A-10C “Legacy” initially released in 2011 and the modernized A-10C II “Tank Killer” expansion.

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Table of Contents

PART 1 – INTRODUCTION & TRAINING STRUCTURE
PART 2 – CONTROLS SETUP
PART 3 – COCKPIT & GAUGES
PART 4 – START-UP PROCEDURE
PART 5 – MISSION PREPARATION & TAKEOFF
PART 6 – LANDING
PART 7 – ENGINE & FUEL MANAGEMENT
PART 8 – HOTAS
PART 9 – SENSORS
PART 10 – OFFENCE: WEAPONS & ARMAMENT
PART 11 – DEFENCE: RWR AND COUNTERMEASURES
PART 12 – DATALINK / SADL
PART 13 – RADIO TUTORIAL
PART 14 – FLIGHT CONTROLS & AERODYNAMICS
PART 15 – AUTOPILOT & LASTE SYSTEMS
PART 16 – NAVIGATION & ILS LANDING
PART 17 – AIR-TO-AIR REFUELING
PART 18 – OTHER RESOURCES

Last Updated: 19/01/2021

Revision History:
    -19/01/2021: Added CMS (Countermeasure Switch) logic for A-10C II “Tank Killer”
    -1/12/2020: Added HUD symbology for A-10C II “Tank Killer” CBUs
    -11/11/2020: A-10C II “Tank Killer” update – Functions grouped by “Legacy” vs “Tank Killer” variants, HOTAS functions updated, Updated targeting pod section with clarifications of existing functions (Steerpoint Slaving, Boresight, etc.), Added Scorpion HMCS (Helmet-Mounted Cueing System) section, Included new GBU-38 JDAM HUD symbology for “Tank Killer” expansion, Added GBU-54 Laser JDAM tutorial, Added APKWS (Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System) laser-guided rockets tutorial, Added AGM-65L Laser Maverick air-to-ground missile tutorial, Fixed typos and mistakes across the whole document
    -24/09/2020: Corrected CCIP-CR (Consent Release) procedure for MK-82 bombs
    -23/01/2020: Corrected typos
    -22/01/2020: Re-wrote guide from scratch
    -08/08/2016: Initial Release

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