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Old 11-04-2019, 08:24 PM   #1
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So please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the range of the medium-range missiles in DCS goes like this: R-27ER/AIM-120C>R-27ET/AIM-120B>R-77/Super 530D>R-27R/T/AIM-7M.
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Old 11-05-2019, 09:42 AM   #2
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more or less right
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Old 11-06-2019, 10:44 AM   #3
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Depends which range you mean. ER and ET are actually one and the same missile with different seeker (semi-active vs IR) so in theory their range in terms of flight envelope should be the same. The 77 I'd put in the same boat as 27R/7M while the 530D in between those short sticks and 120B.
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about R vs T, all sources always give the T slightly less range, don't ask me why
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Being fire-and-forget for an IR missile it's natural the effective range to depend on the seeker/target IR signature while the semi-active depends on radar lock. Other than that the R-27E() missile variants share the same body (rocket motor, warhead, controls).
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Old 11-06-2019, 11:49 AM   #6
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The IR variants have a less aerodynamic nose, so they will have a little less range than the radar variants with their pointy radome.
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