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  1. Doppler Beam Sharpening still requires a certain radial speed to resolve the distance, so both DBS and SAR (which uses DBS btw) have a dead zone in front of the aircraft. See more info: https://www.radartutorial.eu/20.airborne/ab05.en.html
  2. EXP1 and EXP2 are both DBS modes, while EXP3 is a medium-resolution SAR map. As such, all these modes require some processing time (and flying a stable path for best results). That's why you get a 10 degrees zone too.
  3. It's a more complex issue, since the TDC pressed/unpressed has different behaviors on the AG radar scope. To alleviate this before having a throttle with a clickable TDC, I simply used another button mapped on the throttle (that I can reach while using the TDC) or on the stick. I would assume they might arrive at a solution for this whenever the HOTAS integration for all the added modes and formats is reworked (for example, you should be able to click the labels and use submenus like in the RWS AA mode in most if not all TDC-assignable formats, including the AG radar).
  4. Yup, from the russian translation, it seems the -114K will be in early access, -114L afterward.
  5. It can't be a separate 2-step process without bringing tons of errors in. The DTED has to be used to find the intersection between the LOS from the aircraft own position and the ground. This drives both the lat/long AND elevation values. Otherwise you have to assume that everything is at a fixed altitude value (generally 0 MSL) and the intersection will give you lat/long and 0 elev. Then using the DTED at that specific position will lead to drastic errors whenever the terrain is not close to 0 MSL. For example, pointing a designation at flat ground but at 4000 ft in elev will make the des
  6. Biggest issue here is the slippery slope. Simulations can definitely take shortcuts and not emulate the behavior, but this causes all sorts of issues. Knowing how the thing works "inside and out" and not just "out" can tell you a lot more on its behavior then simple logic like "if this then draw this". Here are some DCS examples done in the past to "simulate" in a shortcut manner like you described: - Thermal Imaging in DCS in general. There is no "heat", just a fancy color filter. - Radars before the Hornet and the new radar API, they were very simple all seeing eyes (except for rang
  7. According to the book Apache by Ed Macy, mostly the more powerful Rolls-Royce engine and the ECM suite.
  8. So just to make sure, the DATA page should never be the same color as the normal EHSD page?
  9. Not all INS + GPS navigation systems are made equal... Especially when the tech was pretty new and it's made to be blown up. Even more so when you're using mostly off-the-shelf components from other (older) projects, like the Walleyes and the Maverick. Keep in mind the SLAM is a very old missile made from even older components.
  10. There seems to be a lot of contradicting opinions on this point, so I wanted to see if some of you have better info on this. As far as I know in 2005, the ATFLIR was a slightly better pod feature-wise with a better optical zoom (3 FOVs), but much more expensive and less available (initial production rate). So what other differences are there in terms of usage?
  11. Thanks Nineline for chiming in. That was actually my question to begin with: what's the state on that list, promised or not? If it was certain that they would be implemented, I wouldn't be asking the question. It was really just to know the stance of ED on that list, including: - Are there already weapons that were pulled off the list? (since the current plan for EA and out-of-EA does not mention some of them) - Are there weapons that we don't already have that are already confirmed to be coming? (an example would be the SLAM-ER, but unsure about the H/K version). Thanks!
  12. I really like having the possibility of doing a Gulf War scenario, hence all of these weapons (Shrikes, Walleyes I/II but mostly I and SLAM) are of particular interest to me. According to documentation, all these weapons were still software and hardware compatible with the Hornet (even though they were out-of-stock/retired by 2005).
  13. I am simply wondering if all the promised weapons (see below linked post) are still on the table? A lot of them are missing from the EA/out-of-EA roadmap. Examples of missing weapons: - Walleye I (we have the big Walleye II only) - AGM-45A/B Shrike - Mk 40/63 Mines - Mk 77 Fire Bomb - ADM-141 TALD Thank you.
  14. No, SEA mode filters targets from a baseline water/sea return, generating synthetic bricks even on static targets.
  15. Pretty sure this is a bug and not intended. It happens only if alignment is set to NAV and not IFA. Changing color makes it the normal green, but the EHSD non-DATA page change to another color. This is definitely a bug.
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