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 ft). Remember, 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.
Offset Aimpoint: An aimpoint displaced from the center of the target to compensate for wind at release
altitude. Calculated by using the following formula:
D = 1.7 X T X W
(offset) = 1.7 X (time of flight) X (wind)
Pendulum Effect: Caused by the depressed sight line. With one wing down, the pipper will move in a
direction opposite the bank; the line of sight swings through the air below the aircraft like a pendulum.
Pickle: (noun) The weapons release button; releases bombs or rockets on the T-45A. (verb) To release
a weapon; usually used with reference to bombs.
Pigtail: The electrical connection between the pylon and the bomb rack.
Pipper: The sighting device (usually a dot) in the center of the aiming reticle.
Pipper-to-Bull Tracking: A method of target tracking that ignores wind and places the pipper directly on
the center of the target, or bull.
PMBR: Practice Multiple Bomb Rack.
Pullout: Recovery from a dive.