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  1. MiG-29 manual says that it can also be fired from Phi-0 mode with radar turned off, similar to a heat seeking missile.
  2. I agree. While the Su-27 provides less information than other aircraft, the way that the information is presented is very intuitive. For example the radar elevation in the RWS mode. You get a visual representation of the radar angle on a +/- 60° scale. In the F-15 there is no such thing, it just gives you a number of the altitude range covered, but nothing visual.
  3. If the target was locked in BVR mode, then this is indeed a bug. Close combat does not lock targets beyond 10 km with radar, but with EO it can lock further if the heat signature is strong enough.
  4. He is in close combat mode, HUD says BVB in the bottom left. BVR mode would be DVB.
  5. This is perfectly normal. You only get the additional information in BVR mode. In all the close combat modes, the HUD is more minimalistic.
  6. What I want is that I can break the F-18's radar lock as he tries to lock me just has he can do the same with me. If ED does not implement a similar automation as on the hornet, then doing it manually is the only way to go. But with an artificial delay of 15 s it does not work.
  7. Why 5 seconds? The real one has no delay.
  8. But in DCS the 120B has a dual stage motor, and the 120C a single stage one. In the table it is the opposite. Which is why I am not sure about the accuracy of the table.
  9. Interesting, it says that the R-77 can be used on the Su-33 I only found this (user made?) table in some fourm. Aim-120 values seem off, at least their motor configuration is not how we have it in DCS. But maybe the R-77 value is correct to achieve the 79.
  10. It is about 110 Kg for the empty 120B and 122 Kg for the empty R-77. Both should have almost the same fuel fraction. Not sure about the grid fins, there is a reason they are still used on the R-77-1, I doubt it is only about actuator size.
  11. On this timestamp is a video of a R-77 launch. It is hard to tell when the motor stops exactly, due to the angle and the camera movement, but it appears to be somewhere around 5 seconds. There are also some other nice launches in the video.
  12. The big improvement for the R-77 will be the loft and the autopilot update. Similar to how the Aim-120 fired without loft has quite a poor performance compared to the R-27ER. The loft of the 120 in DCS gives it an gigantic range increase, it feels like it gets twice the engagement range. Extra thrust in the thrust config, or extra thrust in the missile flight calculation? R-27ER certainly has the correct thrust values, not enlarged, in the config.
  13. Maybe it could be approached by giving it a very aerodynamic shape after the tail, but even then it would create some additional friction.
  14. Nice work! Something to consider (which is implemented with the new FM I think) is that as long as the motor is burning, the rear of the missile will not create a zone of low pressure. So during the motor burntime, the drag would be reduced.
  15. But what does that have to do with the question of whether the permitted launch zone graph shows the absolute maximum aerodynamic engagement ranges, or whether it has some energy reserve left?
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