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Old 10-31-2016, 11:32 AM   #1
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Lightbulb F-117A isn't 100% invisible on radar

I've noticed the f-117 in DCS isn't stealth like you can see in the screenshot, i wish it become stealth in the near future, it could be an interesting (and realistic) feature in PvE matches.
Also the SAM managed to shoot down some F117s.
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Old 10-31-2016, 11:37 AM   #2
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Stealth doesn't mean invisbile... especially the F-117
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Old 10-31-2016, 11:39 AM   #3
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Man, you're almost at close range, I think that any kind of radar could lock a stealth aircraft if it's close like in this case.
Also, do you remember that the Serbians was able to shot down an F-117 in 27 March of 1999? It's not "invisible" or impossible to be detect by radars, it's only more difficult.

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Old 10-31-2016, 12:09 PM   #4
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if this plane had had such a technology, usa wouldn't have had it retired.
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Old 10-31-2016, 12:34 PM   #5
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From my understanding of stealth, it decreases the range a radar can detect you at. The nighthawk as awesome as it is, was the first of its kind in the stealth it had. It's not a raptor.
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Old 10-31-2016, 12:35 PM   #6
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also, IIRC stealth is not moddeled ingame
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also, IIRC stealth is not moddeled ingame
It is. It's called radar cross section: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radar_cross-section
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It is. It's called radar cross section: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radar_cross-section
well ok, and i don't know the real data for its RCS, but according to the database in DCS, its RCS has a value of 0.01...
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well ok, and i don't know the real data for its RCS, but according to the database in DCS, its RCS has a value of 60... which seems a bit high for me, but well a mig 23 has a RCS of 4 in the database, looks like there's something wrong...
There is indeed something wrong then. That's not supposed to be like that. So yeah, looks like the F-117 is not really stealthy in DCS.
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A looong time ago I've put F-117s to fly over SA-19 Tunguskas along with Hornets, the Tunguskas have fired at the Hornets but nothing happened to F-117s. And the F-117 is kinda invincible, have you ever tried shooting it down? Its damage model is almost non existent.
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