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Old 12-11-2019, 12:31 PM   #1
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Default GB-6 range seems short compared to spec

Looking at the specs for the GB-6 is looks like maximum range is 130km(70nm) however the best we can get out of it is 64-83km(35-45nm). Is this a bug or intended, It seems like it should have a better range based on the specs.

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Old 12-11-2019, 12:54 PM   #2
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Looking at the specs for the GB-6 is looks like maximum range is 130km (92nm).
130 km = ~70 nautical miles (1 nm = 1.852 km)
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Old 12-11-2019, 01:53 PM   #3
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Looking at the specs for the GB-6 is looks like maximum range is 130km(70nm) however the best we can get out of it is 64-83km(35-45nm). Is this a bug or intended, It seems like it should have a better range based on the specs.

I think it's launched at very high altitude and initial speed.
and, we dont think the GB6-ER(extend range version) is exported.

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Old 12-11-2019, 03:27 PM   #4
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... the best we can get out of it is 64-83km(35-45nm).
Testing with the GB6 SFW version, 50 nm (~90 km) needed a 525 TAS launch @40,000 ft.

To reach longer ranges you'll want to be faster, higher and have less drag.

Tested DCS Open Beta 2.5.5.40647

Update: best range - 60 nm (~110 km) for a clean JF-17 (1680 lb fuel) with 1*GB6 (SFW), 665 TAS (M1.1) @ 54,000 ft

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Old 12-11-2019, 04:29 PM   #5
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Does anyone know of any good articles to read up on this weapon?
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Old 12-11-2019, 05:18 PM   #6
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Does anyone know of any good articles to read up on this weapon?
Just about the only thing I've found is a bunch of marketing and airshow sales pitches, so hardly “good”… or even “articles”.

You might have a bit more luck searching for TL500 or 天雷500, but will need to have good translation at hand.

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Old 12-11-2019, 10:47 PM   #7
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Yeah, even pictures of the SFW are rare. I heard on these forums that these are an old type and there are new ones, but not sure if Pakistan has those
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Old 12-12-2019, 08:33 AM   #8
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Yeah, even pictures of the SFW are rare. I heard on these forums that these are an old type and there are new ones, but not sure if Pakistan has those
That's what I'm wondering too:
- Is this weapon as effective IRL as it is ingame?
- Is it just a prototype or is it in active service?
- If it is in active service, by whom and on what plattform (JF-17 block 2?) and since when?
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Old 12-12-2019, 11:13 PM   #9
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Hey, dont these questions count as "spy work"
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Ah nice to see that after ED admitted that SD-10 performance is inacurate and developers will change it, people are coming here to fix another weapon. Guess I'm going back to flying the hornet again. I really don't think anything will ever top the american modules and weapons in DCS.
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