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Ordnance positions on Pylons

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  • Member since
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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, June 6, 2019 4:12 AM

I’m not “in the know”, but I have noticed the same thing on modern fighters.  I figure it may be that the thinking is to expend the outboard stand-off range missiles first, lessening the moment of inertia about all axes.  This would allow better maneuverability when the aircraft closes in to use its short range weapons.  Just my 10 cent guess.

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  • From: Bay Area, CA
Posted by Reaper420 on Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:45 AM

Just a visual in case you dont really know what I'm blabbering about.

 

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Ordnance positions on Pylons
Posted by Reaper420 on Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:34 AM

Just curious if any of you pilots or former ground crew could shed light on this for me......is there any specific reason why on the F15E, that when carrying AIM-9X (or any of the SRAA missiles) and AIM-120's, that the 9X is mounted on the inner most rail of the wing pylon  and not on the outer rail like most if not almost all fighters have set up? Dont most fighters mount the 9 on the wingtip (i.e. F18 )or a pylon closest to the wingtip if there are not wingtip pylons. Is this always the case when carrying a 9 AND a 120 on the same pylon? 

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