Progress in the beta version of the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet is very slow. The multirole gig has been significantly augmented with the addition of a work in progress targeting pod. With the new virtual AA/ANQ-28 Litening Targeting Pod the armchair pilot can do better in ground attack missions, albeit the lack of air-to-air mode, INR tracking, additional HUD symbology, slave to target point, and other functions.
In the mission reported here, I go through training in the usage of laser guided bombs GBU-12 and the Litening pod. Based in the Al-Safran Air Base, the flight plan includes a training attack against static targets south of Alyhyali, an air to air refueling to keep the qualifications current and of course landing at Al-Safran.
In this training mission, I paid special attention to break after the release of the GBUs. I just don't like overflying a target area.
And then is back to Al-Safran airbase for a scenic evening landing.
What's your experience with the new targeting pod? Are you getting the bombs on target?