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Old 11-07-2019, 01:02 AM   #64
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Thanks for writing and posting that, I can only imagine how much time and effort that took!

The only comment I'd make is that you describe the R-27ER as being sluggish, when it's actually anything but sluggish. It's maximum speed and acceleration values are well above anything the AIM-120 could ever hope to achieve. I've seen an R-27ER top out at over 4,200 Km/h at the point at which the sustain motor burned out. I agree that it has poor terminal performance against targets pulling a lot of G's but it's speed and acceleration are it's main and huge advantages.
I feel the author did not fully understand how to exploit those advantages in pure pursuit shots at the time of this guides writing
The author should in the future some time soon revisit that aspect of the guide
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