Hung Ordnance: Bombs or rockets still attached to aircraft after an attempt to release has been
made. Unexpended ordnance (no attempt at release) will be treated as hung in the Training
In Cold: Indicates that the pilot has no intent to release ordnance and the Master Armament
switch is SAFE.
In Hot: Indicates the pilot has intent to release ordnance and that the Master Armament switch is
set to ARM.
Initial Aimpoint: A point on the ground chosen as a reference for initial pipper placement at the
beginning of the run. See also Final Aimpoint.
Interval: The aircraft ahead of you in the pattern; also the distance between you and the aircraft
ahead of you.
Iron Sight: A fixed gun-, rocket-, or bombsight; no computer is used to aid the pilot in aiming. See
also Manual Delivery.
Lame Duck Pattern: The pattern flown by a pilot who for some reason cannot finish his flight but
does not have a serious emergency.
Late Sight Picture: The aircraft arrives at release altitude before the pipper arrives at the final
aimpoint. Will usually result in a long hit.
LAU 68: The rocket launcher used for 2.75" practice rockets; also called rocket pod.
Line of Flight: The aircraft path through the air.
Line of Sight: A line from the pilots eye through the pipper.
Manual Delivery: Weapons delivery unaided by computer; see also Iron Sight.
Mil: 1/6400 of a circle; 1 mil = .05625 degree. 1 mil subtends 1 unit at 1,000 units (1 mil covers
1 foot at 1,000 feet). This is a foot at 90 degrees to the line of sight. The oblique view in a dive will
cause the pipper diameter to cover much more ground.
Mil Setting: See Sight Depression Angle.
No Radio. Refers
to a pilot who
to receive voice communications.
He will still
broadcast in the blind until established in the lame duck pattern.