question about WSO-RIO

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Unread post23 Oct 2017, 15:00

I read about their jobs on wiki and some I read by browsing through search engine.

As a non-airmen I'm currious about what kind of fighter jets in criteria that needs a RIO? For an instamce F-15E needs a RIO but the C version doesn't.

Could somebody explain about it.

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Unread post23 Oct 2017, 19:37

F-15E, F/A-18F/G, and Su-34 are the only "fighters" I can think of right now that have a second crewmember.
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Unread post24 Oct 2017, 01:54

sprstdlyscottsmn wrote:F-15E, F/A-18F/G, and Su-34 are the only "fighters" I can think of right now that have a second crewmember.

F-16F and Su-30MKI also fit that, IMHO
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Unread post24 Oct 2017, 05:53

Of course, thanks.
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Unread post24 Oct 2017, 08:09

cassava wrote:I read about their jobs on wiki and some I read by browsing through search engine.

As a non-airmen I'm currious about what kind of fighter jets in criteria that needs a RIO? For an instamce F-15E needs a RIO but the C version doesn't.

Could somebody explain about it.

TIA

The C version is air to air only. The E model is primarily a strike aircraft. The WSO controls the sensors and weapons release, freeing up the pilot to pay attention to avoiding threats.

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