Don't let this pesky Shilka get to you while you're targeting that Buk. Compatible with the Viper.
20 September 2021
- SA-5 / S-200 Gammon added. This long range air defence system consists of three units: ST-68U "Tin Shield" search radar, 5N62V "Square Pair" tracking radar, and up to six launchers. Max launch range is around 68-73 nm (limited by the currently implemented radar), and the missile can reach you at any altitude. Gammon poses moderate to low threat to a fast and manoeuvrable jet. Unable to engage targets flying below 1000 ft or closer than 9 nm. Cannot defend itself from HARM and other weapons.
- Note that the newly added H-6J bomber is not included in the table, as it doesn't have its own RWR designator yet (shows up as "U").
21 July 2021
- NASAMS added. This new air defence system consists of three vehicles: an AN/MPQ-64F1 search radar, a command vehicle, and a launcher (loaded with six AIM-120C or six AIM-120B missiles). While short in range (up to 6 nm), the "C" variant can reach you at 35000 feet, and the "B" launcher is deadly below 28000 feet. Both missiles are resistant to chaff, and NASAMS is exceptionally good at shooting down multiple HARMs.
- ST-68U "Tin Shield" search radar added (part of the upcoming SA-5 Gammon, aka S-200).
- CVN-75 Harry S. Truman added properly.
21 April 2021
- Arleigh Burke's HARM code fixed (thanks, AstonMartinDBS).
15 April 2021
- Airborne units: table reworked as per user's request.
- Naval units: threat designators and CVN ranges updated (Sea Sparrows have been fixed in the 2.7 patch).
- Naval units: CVN-75 Harry S. Truman added (not fully implemented in DCS yet).
07 April 2021
- Added early warning radars. Numerous small fixes.
23 March 2021
- Added radar codes for the Pre-Briefed mode of the HARM missile.
This kneeboard page includes the comprehensive (or so I believe) list of all airborne, ground and naval threats currently detectable by the Hornet's RWR. All information comes from my own research and file digging, and has been cross-checked against several other sources.
The range data for ground and naval units has been measured manually, using the F/A-18C on a simple test range (flat terrain, sunny day, "excellent" AI, ECM off) in the Open Beta 126.96.36.199966. Obviously, under different circumstances your mileage may wary, but hopefully not by much.
This kneeboard can be used with the F-16 as well. The ranges and symbology will be somewhat different, but the threat designators and HARM codes are identical.
Note 1: The launch ranges and altitudes mean just that: the maximum distance and altitude at which the SAM will launch at you. It doesn't necessarily mean that the missile would be able to actually reach you that far AND high (although most of them will).
Note 2: While most of the data is revised after the each patch, the ranges are NOT revised unless reported or suspected wrong.
HOW TO INSTALL
Extract the downloaded archive, then copy the "FA-18C_hornet" folder into your "Saved Games\DCS (or DCS.openbeta)\KNEEBOARD\" directory. You may need to create the "KNEEBOARD" folder if it doesn't exist.
This Kneeboard Suite is designed as a three-part package. You can complement it with two additional downloads:
* F/A-18C Kneeboard Suite - Checklists, Quickstart, Ordnance - https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3314313/
* F/A-18C Kneeboard Suite - CASE I/II/III Charts, LSO grades - https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3314314/
The complete Suite, with all three parts combined, as a single iPad-optimized PDF file:
* Day variant - http://www.minsky.ru/dimon/files/FA-18C_Kneeboard_Suite_Day_by_DimOn_latest.pdf
* Night variant - http://www.minsky.ru/dimon/files/FA-18C_Kneeboard_Suite_Night_by_DimOn_latest.pdf
Feedback and updates: https://forums.eagle.ru/topic/266375-fa-18c-kneeboard-suite-by-dimon/
Created by Dmitriy Kozyrev