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 Misc05.04.2003  

Misc Armament Panel

By means of the Misc Armament Panel different functions can be used. Among these are the Weapon Master Switch, Autopilot, on some A/C types a braking-parachute, or the TFS (Terrain Following System). This panel is located on the center console.

The panel and his elements (Block 40/42, 50/52)
The panel and his elements (Block 25, 30/32)
The panel and his elements (European, MLU)
Information to the Autopilot-Switches
Pictures from the Misc Armament Panel


The panel and his elements (Block 40/42, 50/52)

Misc


ElementTypePositionInformation
RF3-Way switchNORMNormal operation mode on
QUIETRadar emissions reduced, the AGP-68 radar is put to Standby
SILENTAll radar emissions are silenced (no RADAR, no CARA (RALT) and no TFR, the system will indicate a TF failure and generate a TF FAIL light and WARN indication)
LASER2-Way switchARMForward Looking InfraRed (FLIR) pod's targeting laser on
OFFForward Looking InfraRed (FLIR) pod's targeting laser off
ECMLight
(green)
 On, if ECM is active
ALT RELButton Alternate weapon release button (see Side Stick Controller)
MASTER3-Way switchARMAll weapons active
OFFAll weapons safe
SIMULATEWeapons mode simulate active
ADV MODE3-Status lightACTIVETFS (Terrain Following System) active
STBYTFS (Terrain Following System) standby
OffTFS (Terrain Following System) inactive
ROLL3-Way switchHDG SELAutopilot follow HSI heading
(for more information see below)
ATT HOLDAutopilot hold roll and altitude
(for more information see below)
STRG SELAutopilot follow course to next waypoint
(for more information see below)
PITCH3-Way switchALT HOLDAutopilot hold altitude
(for more information see below)
AP OFFAutopilot off
ATT HOLDAutopilot hold attitude
(for more information see below)

Note:
The showed panel drawing is a drawing with can be downloaded from my page Documents, plans and diagrams from the F-16.


The panel and his elements (Block 25, 30/32)

Misc


ElementTypePositionInformation
IFFButton-This button provides the primary method of initiating the identification of position function (I/P) of the IFF system. Pushing the button momentarily causes the I/P timer to energize for 15-30 seconds. If a mode 1 (Security identity), 2 (Personal identity) or 3A (Traffic identity) interrogation is recognized within this 15-30 second period, I/P replies are made.
LASER2-Way switchARMForward Looking InfraRed (FLIR) pod's targeting laser on
OFFForward Looking InfraRed (FLIR) pod's targeting laser off
ALT RELButton Alternate weapon release button (see Side Stick Controller)
MASTER3-Way switchARMAll weapons active
OFFAll weapons safe
SIMULATEWeapons mode simulate active
AUTO TF3-Way switchAUTO TFNot functional. ATF NOT ENGAGED caution light illuminates.
MAN TFInterrupts pitch mode of autopilot but does not disengage PITCH switch.
OFNormal position.
PITCH3-Way switchALT HOLDEngages pitch axis of autopilot. Autopilot maintains constant altitude as determined by CADC.
OFFDisengages pitch axis of autopilot.
ATT HOLDEnganes pitch axis of autopilot. Autopilot maintains constant pitch attitude as determined by INS.
ROLL3-Way switchHDG SELEngages roll axis of autopilot. Autopilot turns the aircraft to capture and maintain the heading selected by the heading reference marker on the HSI.
OFFDisengages roll axis of autopilot.
ATT HOLDEngages roll axis of autopilot. Autopilot maintains roll attitude as determined by INS.

Note:
The showed panel drawing is a drawing with can be downloaded from my page Documents, plans and diagrams from the F-16.


The panel and his elements (European, MLU)

Misc


ElementTypePositionInformation
DRAG CHUTE2-Way switch
(Safety bar)
DEPLOYDrop the speed brake chute
NORM REL (Safe)Drag chute is safe
LASER2-Way switchARMForward Looking InfraRed (FLIR) pod's targeting laser on
OFFForward Looking InfraRed (FLIR) pod's targeting laser off
ALT RELButton Alternate weapon release button (see Side Stick Controller)
MASTER3-Way switchARMAll weapons active
OFFAll weapons safe
SIMULATEWeapons mode simulate active
HUD3-Way switchHUDActivate the AVTR and display video tn HUD system
DISPActivate the AVTR and display video to MFD
OFFSet AVTR to inactive
PITCH3-Way switchALT HOLDEngages pitch axis of autopilot. Autopilot maintains constant altitude as determined by CADC.
OFFDisengages pitch axis of autopilot.
ATT HOLDEnganes pitch axis of autopilot. Autopilot maintains constant pitch attitude as determined by INS.
ROLL3-Way switchHDG SELEngages roll axis of autopilot. Autopilot turns the aircraft to capture and maintain the heading selected by the heading reference marker on the HSI.
OFFDisengages roll axis of autopilot.
ATT HOLDEngages roll axis of autopilot. Autopilot maintains roll attitude as determined by INS.

Note:
The showed panel drawing is a drawing with can be downloaded from my page Documents, plans and diagrams from the F-16.


Information to the Autopilot-Switches

PositionROLL
HDG SEL
ROLL
ATT HOLD
ROLL
STRG SEL
PITCH
ALT HOLD
Follow HSI headingHold roll angle
and altitude
Follow course to
next waypoint
PITCH
OFF
Autopilot offAutopilot offAutopilot off
PITCH
ATT HOLD
Autopilot offHold roll and
pitch angle
Autopilot off


Pictures from the Misc Armament Panel


Block 40/42, 50/52

Block 40/42, 50/52

Block 40/42, 50/52

Block 30

Block 30

Block 30

MLU

Block 25, 30/32

Block 25, 30/32

Note:
To zoom please select the picture with your mouse.

Source:
Picture No. 4 was provided by Kostas Kefalas.


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