The McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II (Night Attack) is one of the most exotic aircraft ever built. Originally a british design, the Harrier comes equipped with swivelling nozzles, and a deadly arsenal of sensors and weaponry for missions such as SEAD (Suppression of Enemy Air Defences), air-to-ground missile strikes, CAS (Close Air Support) and precision bombing with a targeting pod and both unguided and guided bombs. Prepare yourself to discover a whole new world of hurt when trying to land on the Tarawa.
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Table of Contents
PART 1 – INTRODUCTION
PART 2 – CONTROLS SETUP
PART 3 – COCKPIT & GAUGES
PART 4 – START-UP PROCEDURE
PART 5 – TAKEOFF
PART 6 – LANDING
PART 7 – ENGINE MANAGEMENT
PART 8 – FLIGHT & AERODYNAMICS
PART 9 – SENSORS
PART 10 – OFFENCE: WEAPONS & ARMAMENT
PART 11 – DEFENCE: RWR & COUNTERMEASURES
PART 12 – RADIO TUTORIAL
PART 13 – AUTOPILOT
PART 14 – NAVIGATION & ILS LANDING (AWLS)
PART 15 – AIR-TO-AIR REFUELING
PART 16 – VREST PAGE
PART 17 – OTHER RESOURCES
Last Updated: 22/12/2020
-22/12/2020: Hotfix to GBU-12 and GBU-38 JDAM ATHS procedures.
-5/11/2020: Quick update to all CCRP (Auto) procedures due to November 4 update by RAZBAM. All CCRP-related procedures will be revisited later.
-4/11/2020: Quick update to all targeting pod procedures due to November 4 update by RAZBAM. TGP section and all TGP procedures will be revisited later.
-28/12/2019: Added GBU-38 JDAM tutorial for Pre-Planned (ATHS) and TOO (Target-of-Opportunity with Targeting Pod) modes
-29/09/2019: Updated Cockpit Description section, Added Bullseye information, updated TACAN tutorial, expanded Navigation section with different Steerpoint types (Waypoint, Mark Point, Target Point). Added Radalt (BOMB), GPS and PUC (Pull-Up Cue) functions for bombing, Re-formatted the Weapons Tutorial Section, Updated CCIP bomb release tutorial, Added GPWS explanations, Updated Takeoff section, Updated Landing section, Added UFC ALT functions, Added UFC WPN functions, Added Chaff & Flare release program tutorial, Added VREST page functions for takeoff tutorials
-14/07/2019: Added ACNIP and V/UHF RCS panel description. Also updated radio tutorial.
-23/03/2019: Added note on IRMV tutorial explaining that DMT TV is optional
-09/12/2018: Updated LMAV, IRMV and AIM-9 missile procedures
-04/10/2018: Added VREST page section
-05/09/2018: Updated INS Alignment procedure and RWR legend sections
-05/07/2018: Added tutorials to add and edit waypoints in Navigation section
-01/06/2018: Added AGM-65E Maverick (LMAV) weapon procedure
-04/05/2018: Updated weapon procedures, radio procedure, navigation section & added Moving Map
-13/03/2018: Updated GBU procedure to include laser code setting
-01/03/2018: Updated and clarified RVTO procedure
-22/01/2018: Initial Release