A 43 page normal checklist and weapons quick reference handbook created for the DCS A-10C. Formatted in PDF, it can be used either in printed form or on the IPAD etc. This is update version 8d. Several corrections and additions were made. See the summary of changes for details.
**The file now includes both the original black cover version and by popular demand... an ink friendly white cover!
Originally a rough collection of notes and tips gleaned from the manuals, forums, training guides, videos and checklists for my own personal use. I've tidied it up a bit and am putting it out for anyone who would like to use it for non-commercial use.
Reasons for this checklist/QRH (Quick Reference Handbook)...
1) I wanted a checklist that was formatted to more closely resemble the checklists used in my flt ops dept.
2) I've gone through the lessons and used many of the superb community based training guides and checklists. I'm getting comfortable with the location of the various switches and controls in the virtual A-10C, and as such wanted a checklist that reflected this and was presented in a more abbreviated format.
3) The checklist should be in a format that works equally well as both a printed and electronic document. Designed to fit in standard plastic approach plate protectors 5.5x8.5” (ie the ASA 7-Ring Approach Plate Sheet Protectors), this PDF also works very well on the IPAD being fully indexed with hyperlinks and return to index link on each page.
4) I am not able to fly the sim every day, so it was important that the checklist would guide me (acting as a refresher) and help me to take a cold jet through to takeoff, fence in/out checks, after landing and shutdown checks. After landing if you need repairs, refuel or rearm you stay in the checklist and it will flow you all the way back to take-off. As well the checklist would incorporate quick reference guides for weapons employment, air refueling, hot pit rearming, refueling and repairs.
The checklist includes items on TM Warthog HOTAS to ensure it is properly configured prior to start.
For calculating unknown factors in the fuel planning worksheet I suggest the following
charts from T.O. 1A-10A-1-1; Figure A4-1 (Optimum Cruise Altitude for Short Range Missions),
Figure A3-1 (Maximum Thrust Climb, 2 sheets), Figure A4-3 (Constant Altitude Cruise, two
sheets), and A6-2 (Combat Fuel Flow).
The following items are covered:
TAKEOFF & APPROACH SPEED CHARTS
EDITING WEAPON PROFILES
WEAPON PROFILE NOTES
UNGUIDED BOMBS (CCIP) MAN
UNGUIDED BOMBS (CCIP) CR
UNGUIDED BOMBS (CCRP)
LASER GUIDED BOMBS
AIR TO AIR WEAPONS
CLEARING HUNG STORE
CMSP DISPENSE PROGRAMS
WEAPON Z-DIAGRAM CHARTS
WEAPONS & CAPABILITIES CHART
AIRPORT DATA CHART
CROSS WIND CHART
MISSION DATA CARD
DRAG INDEX CHART
FUEL PLANNING WORKSHEET
Also included is a Combined Arms Key Quick Reference Guide.
I can not take credit for all of the information in this document. My contribution is the assembling of the information and reformatting of it into a single document.
This checklist would not be possible without the invaluable help found on the DCS and SimHQ forums, as well as the training documents and checklists created by the community. With this in mind I would like to thank the following in particular: BlueRidgeDx, Derelor, EinsteinEP, James “Eddie” Knight, MemphisBelle, nemises, paulrkii, shu77, toby23, War Hawks, WarriorX. Special thanks to the teams at Eagle Dynamics and Digital Combat Simulator, for an amazing simulation.
Any errors in the document are mine.