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fenderplayer946

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  1. the AIM -132 Advance Short Range Air to Air Missile, yup its a thing and there's some interesting history. I believe the RAF is the main user. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASRAAM Cheers
  2. CHEM TRAILS!! No seriously... there is vents down there but they don't tend to vent much, probably a quirk of how the light is reflecting off the lower fuselage and the camera settings. The cons are coming from the exhaust, even managed to catch a bit of wingtip vape.
  3. Bit of a vague answer initially but i'll try to update with some more up to date info when I can. It will vary from aircraft to aircraft not to mention the operator and eve the country they are displaying in. For fast jet a 500 ft hard deck and a minimum 230 metre separation from the crown line, increasing to 450 metre over 300 Kts. As for display area, it will vary depending on location and factors such as obstacles and airspace in the surrounding area having an effect on the display area and the hard deck. As a general rule 5 nm and 15'000ft upper limit is a reasonable place to start.
  4. What he said, I've seen Typhoon do it occasionally as well on a wet day.
  5. This. One point, Paveway III and beyond cannot glide, the Paveway series is only able to follow a ballistic profile, yes newer generations are able to glide further due to the better control system QuiGon mentioned but they are unable to glide.
  6. Check out: https://www.mudspike.com/how-to-use-the-air-to-air-tacan-in-dcs-a-10c/ I believe you should get bearing infomation.
  7. I've noticed that recently, thought it was just me being a biff. Definitely something going on here.
  8. Yeah, smooth as hell either way, not seen anything like it. STill between 150-120 but TBH I didn't look at the speedo. On the HUD you have the E bracket to the Left hand side of the VV, in the video its up towards the ADL cross. You also have the AOA indexer lights to the left of the HUD. The 'Cat's on speed AOA is around 15 units. Going off in the indications in the video, the high E bracket and green chevron on the AOA indexer, both suggest you where fast.
  9. Nice smooth approach! just a bit fast all the way in?
  10. Haha I've been slowly working on one but this works far better. Ideal thanks!!
  11. +1! A general AI tanker overhaul is long overdue IMHO.
  12. BST where in that situation. I believe it was more of a trial to demonstrate how the 3rd party system would run. They since have been reabsorbed into ED. I think they work in the same areas just under the ED banner. Not sure what difference it would make to dev time, most of what has been accomplished took so long because of the complex modelling involved. There's only so much man power you can throw at a problem before it reaches saturation.
  13. That's the one! I could think of the name for my earlier post :doh: When you hit that button in the air it will do the following: 1) Disengage any Autopilot mode active 2) Disengage the the Roll and Pitch SAS The SAS switches will physically move to the off position as they are held in the on position by a solenoid I believe.
  14. The paddle switch will disengage roll and pitch SAS I believe.
  15. +1 It's sometimes hard to work out what is active/which setting is the current setting, admittedly this is more of an on the fly thing...
  16. You're not likely to find video containing MAGNUM calls as the tactics associated with it will be classified due to the nature of SEAD/DEAD work. You might find the odd one where they use it as a spoof call. What does BRUISER refer to? I don't think I've heard that one before.
  17. The manoeuvre the F-16 is called ASD (Aircraft Self Damage I think). This allows increased separation between the weapon as it conducts arming checks and also prevents the jet overflying the target and terrain masking the laser as well as avoid the airframe masking the laser. @mkii regarding LGBs vs SAM site - RW they just wouldn't be used until after the SEAD package has done its thing. On another note I'd love to see how far a fast jet would be able to toss a paveway... reckon you'll be able to "catch" it with a JTAC or something providing a buddy lase?
  18. 1. The target will be getting told its locked as you are in STT not TWS, it'll probably assume there is a missile in the air and react accordingly. 2. can't answer that one I'm afraid....
  19. This is exactly what I didn't know I needed! Can I just drop the file straight into the kneeboard?
  20. Robin Hood has hit it on the head really, great post. I just want to mention that hand signals only really work in close formation, and by close I'm talking within one mile. It would be really cool to have the option in DCS but I feel its really impractical. At night lights can be used as well, usually its the aircraft lighting e.g. nav lights or strobe lights. Usually you'll have a air to air/tac C2 common frequency to monitor and then roll to a intra-flight frequency on a separate radio. As for having one radio, monitoring something like a Guard freq is definitely a good shout. Emmy, I believe they are referred to as "studs" so "push stud one" for example would be an expected radio call. I can probably knock together some scenarios if required?
  21. Generally speaking, it isn't done. Modern aircraft that accomplish what you suggesting need 2 radios minium, or 1 radio and MIDS at a stretch. I've known missions to be scrubbed after dropping to 1 radio and they weren't doing anything fancy. Aircraft that usually have one radio are going to be trainers so such a radio suite isn't required.
  22. I'm not a huge Huey pilot..... Barometric is arguably more just as important, especially in high terrain or low visibility as it will tell you your actual height/elevation (altimeter setting dependant). Allowing you to use it to work with safety heights within the area you are flying. principly you would fly a set height above the highest terrain avoidance within a particular area, unless you are going low level. Also your rad alt only tells you how high you are above the ground that is immediately below your aircraft at the time that sample is read (granted this is x times a second but you get this idea). The flip side of this is, if you know where you are and how height you are above MSL you have a higher chance of avoiding terrain, given the map you are working with gives you an accurate terrain elevation and you have the correct pressure setting. Hope that helps. (source, working with real world pilots)
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