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  1. Brisse

    S530 Range

    Yes, but do not forget that the AIM-7M has less thrust but for a significantly longer duration. The top speed isn't the only thing that matters. The AIM-7M is able to stay at a high speed for a longer duration thanks to the slower burning rocket stages. The Super 530D becomes a glider after ten seconds. The AIM-7M will keep burning for 5 more seconds and most likely it will overtake the Super 530D within that time or shortly thereafter.
  2. Brisse

    S530 Range

    Nice. Good stuff sedenion. I think particularily this line proves it should have longer legs than current DCS implementation:
  3. Brisse

    M2000 vs Mig-21

    When I read the latest comments here I though I should check out R-3R stats in missile lua, but I can't find it anywhere...
  4. Duplicate of http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=156902
  5. It includes all DLC, such as aircraft, campaigns and terrains, but no personal files like logbook and settings. The personal stuff is kept in another folder: C:\Users\username\Saved Games\DCS Edit: Just to be clear. The DLC will only be copied if they are installed on both versions. If it's not installed on the version you are updating, but it is installed on the other, then it will copy when you click install in the module manager, but it will not automatically install it for you during the updating.
  6. From yesterday, so it seems likely we get some kind of update today. I'm excited even though we know what modules they are working on :)
  7. Brisse

    S530 Range

    It self destructs long before that :) I think it's set to 50 seconds self destruct.
  8. Brisse

    S530 Range

    With cross sectional area, you mean the one ED describes as "-- characteristic square (характеристическая площадь)"? Tried changing that from 1.2 to 1.0 which is just in between the AIM-54 and AIM-7 (1.1 and 0.9). That seemed to have given the Super 530D some more range. I can now hit head on Tu-142 (Mach 0.5 10000m ASL) out to 45km which is actually slightly beyond the "wikipedia-range" of the Super 530D. On the other hand, most other missiles will also extend beyond their "wikipedia-range" when I put them through the same test. For example, the AIM-120B I managed to score a hit at almost 100km (wiki-range: 55–75km):)
  9. Link says it's low smoke, but it doesn't look very low smoke to me :/
  10. As far as I know, it's the same missile with only a different seeker head, the first being rear aspect only and Magic 2 being all aspect.
  11. Brisse

    S530 Range

    Supersonic windtunnel! Woho!!1 :lol:
  12. We already did earlier in the thread. The R-73 is just slightly draggier than the Sidewinder, but still much much much better than Magic 2. I would expect the Magic 2 to be similiar in drag profile to the R-73, but the shape of the fins on the Magic 2 is disadvantageous from a drag standpoint. I'm not sure how much of a difference that would make though. Here's that graph I was talking about. Page one: http://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php?p=2618316&postcount=10
  13. Brisse

    S530 Range

    That could very well be true in the real world GGTharos. I'm just saying how it works in DCS. I have looked up the rocket motor burn times in missile lua and compared to the graphs posted here, and it starts to decelerate slightly when the second stage kicks in. I'm not sure if that happens on all altitudes, but it does happen in the charts blade posted above. Edit: I noticed, it only happens in blade's graph. In IASGATG it accelerates during the sustain stage. Maybe it does depend on altitude?
  14. You are all comparing apples and oranges here. The AIM-9M and Magic 2 isn't that similar. The R-73 is much closer to the Magic 2. Same shape of body and nose, just that the R-73 is slightly larger. The ratio of the diameter and length is almost identical for R-73 and Magic 2. The AIM-9M stands out as being much slimmer. By the way, have you guys read earlier pages in the thread? We have been over this a thousand times already :)
  15. Brisse

    S530 Range

    @Blade I was not talking about the 530D. I was talking about the AIM-7M. That's where you made a mistake. You assume that the AIM-7M is a glider after the peak, but it isn't. The rocket motor second stage is active during the deceleration, out to about 15 seconds after launch. You marked that part of the graph "aero drag" so you obviously misinterpreted the results :) The 530D on the other hand is purely a glider after the peak, because it's second stage burns fast enough to accelerate the missile. It becomes a glider after the peak at about 10 seconds after launch.
  16. Nah, I did the same testing on the Super 530D and it's nowhere near as bad. The Magic 2 has the aerodynamics of a parachute. See the Super 530D thread for the tests I did on that. Summary: I could get kills out to 37km and the missile would reach Mach 4.5 which is in line with the sources I checked. Note: You have to be at a very high altitude and launch speed to achieve that.
  17. Brisse

    S530 Range

    Sedenion and blade: I have to point out that you are making an error in the comparison with the AIM-7M. The part where it says "aero drag" is in fact the second stage of the rocket motor. It's designed to sustain the missiles speed for a longer period. The AIM-7M only becomes a true glider after about 15 seconds. Also, if you go up to very high altitude and launch the Super 530D at high speed, it will do Mach 4.5 in DCS, just like you say it should.
  18. Whoa. What's with the hostility? Did I say something wrong? First you remind me of the trivial nature of video games, which I am fully aware of, then you go into rant mode as if your life depended on it. Trying be be sarcastic? :) Would it really hurt you so much on a personal level if the ED store described their products current state properly? I really wouldn't mind a big red sign that says "EARLY ACCESS, BETA, INCOMPLETE, MISSING FEATURES" on unfinished modules, even though I will personally keep buying them and being active as an open beta tester, giving feedback back to the developers. I will gladly do that, but that doesn't mean everyone will. Ultimately, I think it would benefit ED and their partners to be a bit more clear with these open beta releases. People buying them without knowing what they are getting into might get the wrong impressions and be turned away by a lack of quality. I have seen plenty of those on other forums (such as BMS Forums), writing about their negative DCS experiences.
  19. You answered your own question. It's EFM and ASM.
  20. Sure, you can buy the FC3 Su-27 separately. http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/shop/modules/su-27_dcs_world/
  21. You will need the latest version of DCSW but the update system is temporarily not working right now. If you haven't started the sim in a while you might be outdated.
  22. So, does anyone have a scientific explanation for the high drag of the R.550 Magic 2? Or perhaps I should ask the opposite? Does anyone have a scientific explanation that proves the current modelling is wrong?
  23. I can't find a definitive answer because I'm not sure the sources are reliable, but from what little I have found, none of these missiles has any sustain burn capability. R.550 Magic 2 should burn 2.2 seconds and then it's just a glider. I think R-73 works the same way, but can't find a good source with a definitive answer. For my testing, I simply fly at a certain altitude, at a certain speed and launch the missiles straight ahead without any targets, so they are not turning. This should remove as many factors as possible and I just look at how it's gliding characteristics are which depends purely on drag.
  24. Brisse

    S530 Range

    Think of the radar beam sort of like a flash-light. The further away from the emitter you get, the wider the beam becomes. If you are at BVR ranges, the beam will be wide enough to illuminate both the target and the chaff. The seeker in the missile will see noise from the chaff, and must be able to distinguish the target from the chaff to successfully intercept the target.
  25. And yet, it is almost identical to the R-73 which I showed in a previous post, so we do have a missile that we can compare it with. Control surfaces are a bit different, but not all that much really. The thrust vector control of the R-73 is irrelevant in my drag testing because the missiles are not turning. How do you explain then, that 5 seconds after engine flame-out, the R-73 has 58% of of it's velocity left to work with, while the R.550 Magic 2 only has 43% left? That is a huge difference, and I see no logical explanation for it. Edit: Just if your curious, I calculated the same thing for AIM-9M and R-60M, but keep in mind they are not the same shape so not directly comparable. As expected, the AIM-9M does pretty well with it's slim shape. AIM-9M: 67% R-60M: 63%
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