1 - 1 . SCOPE. T h i s o p e r a t o r ' s m a n u a l c o n t a i n s c o m p l e t e o p e r a t i n g i n s t r u c t i o n s
and procedures for the combat mission simulator (CMS) system for the AR-64
(Apache) helicopter. This manual is only for use by an instructor/operator for
the training of pilots (PLT) and/or copilot/gunners (CPG) in the techniques
Involved for all normal and emergency flight, tactical maneuvers, and weapons
delivery of the Apache helicopter.
The CMS consists of two operational flight simulator
l - 2 . GENERAL.
c o m p a r t m e n t s (PLT and CPG), e a c h h a v i n g a s i x - d e g r e e - o f - f r e e d o m m o t i o n s y s t e m .
Each is equipped with a visual system that simulates natural helicopter
environment surroundings. A central computer system controls the operation of
the simulator complex. The hardware and software that comprise this complex
were designed and built by CAE-Link Corp., Binghamton, New York.
a . S i m u l a t i o n . The CMS provides normal and emergency procedural mission
training and weapons delivery. Additional capabilities include navigation
Instrument flight operation, day, dusk, and night visual flight operations, and
ordnance delivery systems of the attack helicopter.
The basis for simulation and configuration of the AH-64
b . Configuration.
(Apache) CMS is the aircraft data available as of 1 June 1983 under the basic
1-3. TECHNICAL MANUAL CHANGES. C h a n g e s a n d s u p p l e m e n t s t o t h i s m a n u a l w i l l b e
published when necessary to add, delete, or change an operating requirement.
Such changes will be based on factual data accumulated as a result of operating
experience with the training device and equipment. changes to the text are
indicated by a vertical line in the outer margin extending close to the entire
area of the material affected. Changes to illustrations and wiring diagrams
are indicated by change legends.
l - 4 . FORMS AND RECORDS. M a i n t e n a n c e f o r m s a n d r e c o r d s u s e d b y a l l l e v e l s o f
maintenance personnel are in DA Pamphlet 738-751.
l - 5 . REPORTING OF ERRORS. R e p o r t o f e r r o r s o r o m i s s i o n s a n d r e c o m m e n d a t i o n s
for improving this publication by the user are encouraged. Reports should be
submitted on DA Form 2028, Recommended Changes to Publications, and forwarded
d i r e c t t o U . S . A r m y A v i a t i o n S y s t e m s C o m m a n d , A t t n : AMSAV-MC, 4300 Goodfellow
B l v d . , St. Louis, MO. 63120-1798
1 - 6 . ABBREVIATIONS.
Nonstandard abbreviations and acronyms used in this
manual are contained in the Glossary.