That was due to over-Gs.. I thinkI thought it was 800 Litres initially, however wasn't the first JF-17 loss due to this factor.
Stability can be easily maintained by trimming and autopilotThere was no problem with load carrying capability but only of stability after one missile was launched.
Targets are locked by the aircraft's radar and not by the weapon itself (till the missile goes Pitbull) so yes you can fire multiple weapons at a target.A salvo---? In extreme circumstances---but then can both the missiles get a target lock at the same time---that is what I doubt---.
The dumb bombs can be targeted---. But missiles are different---.
This can be done through different modes,you can set delay between release of both weapons as well as release them manually as per your scenario.
Dumb bombs are totally different thing,you can literally drop them on anything.Just point the pipper on the target ( ccip ) and drop the weapon or just lock from FCR ( ccrp) and drop.Release quantity totally depends on targets number and defense capabilities,its a totally different game from guided munitions.
Weapons are armed/powered on before entering the battlefield so as soon as you lock a target you dont need any warm up time and can fire it right away.yup the radar can do that when a target is selected all the information is linked to the weapon it takes some time to be able to fire the weapon but once everything is locked and loaded you can go ahead and fire both at the same time.
I am not saying that you are wrong about AVM but rather what I have gathered is that mainly for such missions it is preferred to fire twice, The chance of these missiles making it to the ship are slim because the ships have a strong defense system.
CM400akg is a high speed weapon but we know very less about the way it engages its target but I am confident it comes down from high altitude and if that is the case I would be in the favor of firing 2.
It would make sense to fire one missile but than that must be on the center hard point if that is not the case than IDK how drastic the trim would be and if it is even possible to it.
Firing both weapons at the same time is not a good idea for example if target is a SAM radar,you will lose both your missiles as soon as the enemy turns off their radar (and that's exactly how SEAD works,you suppress the enemy radars).In case of ships you can fire both weapons at same target but not at the same time,not a good idea...fire one and then keep pushing as much as you can to fire the second, this can be done in many ways..
Most anti-ship missiles do skimming after launch and fly very low to prevent detection or getting shot down and pull up only after a certain distance from the target,not sure how JF17 missiles work