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This gun kill picture is from the HUD recorder of a VFA-11 Super Hornet taken during a Red Air exercise. The black box on the top left is an event marker to show that the trigger was squeezed.
Originally posted by skippytjc
But the bottom line is, is that F-18 most likely would never have gotten that close in a real world situation.
Here's the enlarged Picture. The Red circle shows the altitude of 15,090ft. the Hornet is currently pointing down at ~30 degress as the yellow circles on the elevation ladder show. It's also banking right as it's dropping the nose to pull around on the Raptor's tail. Opposite to Altitude indicator is the airspeed indicator (I didn't circle it since it is right on top of the Raptor). Note that it shows how slow the Hornet is going- 183Kts. From the angle the Raptor is flying at it looks like he's decending almost vertically.
Someone else asked if the blacked out square on the top left was the G meter. It's not. The G meter is circled in Brown on the lower left. The top number is the current G, while the number below is the max G during the flight. As you can see, it's already at 7.6, so this wasn't just a cruise.
The black box on the top left is a marker to show that the trigger was squeezed.
Originally posted by Stealth Spy
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[edit on 10/4/06 by Stealth Spy]