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  1. Hello Han, Can you tell me your source? My sources tend to say the contrary. The missile is doing inertial navigation in the first phase, and the radar sends target coordinates updates, during this phase. So, if the lock is broken, the missile will navigate to the last known interception point, and if the radar reaquires lock, it will start sending new information. Octav
  2. Bug... At least in the inertial/radio correction phase, the fighter's datalink sends corrections to send the missile to the target it tracks, so if you switch targets the missile will follow you. In the final, semi-acive phase, if the targets are too spaced apart, the missile might loose the target, and miss. Octav
  3. Sort of... whilst the maximum RPM indication of the RD-33 is 103%, it usually happens only during transients - when engaging or disengaging the afterbuner, or during rapid spool-up. For normal operation, nominal RPM at full military thrust or afterburner modes should be 98%. Octav
  4. Actually, it detects them, but since TWS is actually a scan mode, not a lock mode, it won't provide a lock warning. Actually, this has no effect - the radar duty cylce (the transmitting/non transmitting ratio) is very small, and since the receiving antennas can sense the signal strength, they can reject the plane's radar interference - there's no problem in seeing your opponent, in a head-on fight, with both fighters locking each other, on the RWR - this has been tried.
  5. Being a close combat mode (that's actually it's name in Russian), this mode has to go thorough a lot of challenges. It has to be able to track both recceding and approaching targets, attain and maintain lock even in the case of zero doppler, and avoid beng fooled by ground reflections. In order to do that, it uses medum PRF (same as in D mode), it has a different set of doppler filters, to avoid loosing contact of a zero-doppler target, the radar receiver is set to a lower gain, in order to reject clutter, and the computer rejects any reflections beyond about 10 km. Octav
  6. A HUGE one... Vertical Scan shouldn't work by design at more than 10-12 km Octav
  7. Mine should be in excess of 1 km :D Quite a lot of mistakes - small, most of them, but it's enough to loose your trust in all the info. That would be a very useful feature - in Lockon the 29 isn't used at all as it should - none of it's 2 ways of obtaining situational awareness are implemented - neither the voice command system or the lazur system. Both of them would require some sort of GCI code to be implemented. The best solution (I think), would be to implement some sort of LAZUR system for the primary target, which will be selected by the computer-controlled GCI operator
  8. Our MiG-29's had the LAZUR datalink system. The panel to select the channel, and ecryption key was located on the lower right panel, in the middle (I'll try to find a pic). Transmitted data to the pilot included target altitude, speed and heading (both on the HUD and as separate small needles on the analog instruments). Also, the system allowed the GCI operator to remotely set radar elevation, azimuth and mode, input the distance to the target via the trarget designator box, and to switch on the radar illumination remotely, when the target was at the proper distance. Also, when coordinated wi
  9. The day/night switch on the hud brings up a red filter on the hud projector. So, whilst the day image is yellow-green, the night image is dark red. The air/ground switch is what selects the A/G mode - there's no sepparate zemlya mode, as in lomac - you switch to the opt mode and place the switch in ground position. And the switch you labeled "main engine start" is actually the master weapons system switch. The one labeled by you emergency canopy jettison is "emergency drop" -used for dropping bombs throuhgh the backup circuit. Octavian
  10. Thanks for the thumbs up :) Regarding the new radar modes, I didn't have the time to test the demo, yet, but from the mode descriptions, unfortunately (and I've checked that with a retired pilot a few days ago), they've made them too reallistic this time (they made things more complicated than in real life :( ) Hope for something better in 1.1x or 1.2 Cheers, Octavian
  11. Supesonic shockwaves, present in the jet gas flow, bouncin on the boundry between the hot gas and the surroundin air (somewnat the same as the light bounces in water when it hits the water-air interface) Cheers, Octavian
  12. They can be removed and replaced - in order to drop bombs off pylons 1 and 2 on the MiG-29, you have to install different pylons than those used for the R-27 Octav
  13. No way.... It would prevent you seeing the target in the first place - the clutter presents much more problems in search mode than in lock mode. Octav
  14. I can still see the bandit - the line is there on the HUD and the icon is in the MFD. I just can't lock it . . . . like I'm in detection range, but still not within lock range. I've also encountered this problem - and I think it's a bug, normally, if you see the target, and you are within locking distance, you should be able to acieve a lock. Octav
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