Air Combat Maneuver (ACM) Panel
The ACM panel (fig. 15-1) is located on the
forward cockpit center console. It contains switches for
missile preparation, missile operating mode selection,
and for arming the system. Indicators inform the pilot
of weapon status, when the missile is locked on the
target, and when the missile is ready to be launched.
When the ACM encounter mode is selected, gun
high-firing rate and the AIM-9 missile cooling are
automatically selected. The ACM panel switches are
discussed in the following paragraphs.
Armament Control Indicator Panel
The armament control indicator panel (fig. 15-2) is
located in the aft cockpit left vertical console. It
contains the attack mode (ATTK MODE) selector
switch, weapon-type (WEP TYPE) thumb-wheel
switch, electric fuze (ELECT FUZE) selector switch,
delivery (DLVY MODE) switches, delivery options
(DLVY OPTNS) switches, station set (STA SET)
switches, missile option (MSL OPTION) switches,
missile speed gate (MSL SPD GATE) selector switch,
and select jettison (SEL JETT), tank jettison (TANK
Figure 15-1.F-14 control panels.