T-45C Weapons System
The rear cockpit VCS panel has a button labeled VIEW. Depressing it rewinds the tape and the recorder
is disabled for 18 seconds. There is no inflight viewing capability.
Video recording is initiated from the front cockpit using the VCR AUTO/OFF/ON switch on the main
instrument panel, provided the rear cockpit VCR switch is in STBY or OFF. Selecting AUTO on the front
cockpit panel commands the VCR to record HUD imagery whenever the Master Armament switch is in
ARM. Selecting ON starts the VCR recording as per the latest MFD VREC entry and rear cockpit VCS
switchology. Selecting OFF in front reverts VCS control to the rear cockpit; VCR is deenergized if the rear
cockpit VCS switch is also OFF.
Selecting VREC from MENU allows choosing what imagery the VCR will record. Options include the HUD
(initial power-on default), LFWD, RFWD, LAFT, RAFT MFD displays. Only one display can be selected at
In the front cockpit VCS switch is in AUTO, the VCR records when the Master Armament switch is in ARM
and the rear cockpit Master Armament Override switch is in FORWARD; provided rear cockpit VCR panel
switches are appropriately set. If the front cockpit selects ON, VCR recording is continuous from that
moment. The system also records intercom/audio signals whenever the VCS is operating. Sounds
recorded are the same as received by the rear cockpit headset at time of recording.