Chuck’s Guides – DCS F/A-18C Hornet

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The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet is one of the most iconic american aircraft operated within NATO forces. Designed to be a multi-purpose fighter and attack aircraft, the Hornet brings to the table advanced avionics, a robust fly-by-wire FCS (Flight Control System), a powerful radar and a new way to fly. Also, two words… Carrier. Operations. Need I say more?

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 – RADAR & SENSORS
PART 10 – OFFENCE: WEAPONS & ARMAMENT
PART 11 – DEFENCE: RWR & COUNTERMEASURES
PART 12 – RADIO TUTORIAL
PART 13 – AUTOPILOT
PART 14 – NAVIGATION & ICLS LANDING
PART 15 – AIR-TO-AIR REFUELING
PART 16 – OTHER RESOURCES

Last Updated: 13/01/2019

Revision History:
    -13/01/2019: Fixed typo in the Air-to-Air Radar Azimuth Scale Description
    -30/07/2018: Added Case III Recovery (ICLS Landing) Tutorial
    -21/06/2018: Added IFF section in Radar & Sensors section, updated radio tutorial, radar section, carrier operation procedures, RWR section, catapult takeoff trim table, and AoA Indexer tables
    -12/06/2018: Added hyperlink to Backy51’s Checklist and Redkite’s Controls Template
    -11/06/2018: Typos corrected, updated RWR section, corrected Carrier Landing procedure
    -9/06/2018: Initial Release

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