T-45C Weapons System
established in the dive, place your target under the pipper (there will not be a bomb fall line) and keep it
there until RKTS or GUN firing.
Not only must weapons be released inside their max/min envelopes (fusing, fuel, range), releasing under
optimum parameters will improve total system accuracy. This system only senses winds at aircraft altitude.
Variance between release and impact winds has an unperfected, minor effect on CCIP.
NORMAL, Declutter 1, and Declutter 2 HUD A/G displays (Figure 18) are available in MAN and CCIP
weapon delivery modes. Declutter 1 removes AOA, MACH number, instantaneous-G and peak-G
legends. Declutter 2, additionally removes heading scale, command heading bug, and TAS from both the
MAN and CCIP. The peak-G legend will reappear once the peak-G threshold (4.0 G) is exceeded.
IMPORTANT: Since reference to instantaneous G loading is needed for safe recovery, declutter functions
are not used in the air-to-ground mode in the Training Command. Checking the BIT page for a VCR
DEGD indication will confirm the tape is unthreaded.
Figure 18: HUD AIR-TO-GROUND DECLUTTER
VIDEO CAMERA SYSTEM (VCS)
The video camera recorder (VCR) is loaded and unloaded from the right console, rear cockpit. It must be
done properly, or the VCR tape may malfunction. IMPORTANT: The VCR must be shut off at least
10 seconds prior to engine shut-down, allowing the tape to unthread to avoid a likely tape jam. Following
flight, never remove a still threaded cassette from the sealed video module (SVM). Tape damage will
result. Tapes must, first, be unthreaded.
The rear cockpit VCS panel has a three-position toggle switch: OFF/STBY/RECORD. If in OFF or STBY,
the front cockpit VCS panel controls the VCS: When the aft switch is in STBY, the VCR tape is
prethreaded and ready to instantaneously record; in OFF there will be an initial delay as the tape threads.
If the rear cockpit switch is in RECORD, imagery will be recorded as soon as power is applied to the
aircraft; the front VCS switch is disabled.