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Old 02-14-2020, 11:59 PM   #11
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Sorry for asking. I *think* I know what you mean but can you just briefly explain cranking and beaming?
Cranking is a technique where you turn off-axis to place your target close to the radar gimbal limit, allowing you to point your nose as far off-axis as possible while maintaining a radar track. It's used both for offset radar intercepts and missile guidance to control closure speed and reduce the effectiveness of missiles fired at you.

Beaming, also called notching, is flying your aircraft perpendicular to an enemy aircraft or missile to make it more difficult for a doppler radar to track you. This is typically a purely defensive move, as the 90 degree angle does not allow you to acquire radar track on your opponent or engage him with missiles.
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Old 02-15-2020, 01:38 PM   #12
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Cranking is a technique where you turn off-axis to place your target close to the radar gimbal limit, allowing you to point your nose as far off-axis as possible while maintaining a radar track. It's used both for offset radar intercepts and missile guidance to control closure speed and reduce the effectiveness of missiles fired at you.

Beaming, also called notching, is flying your aircraft perpendicular to an enemy aircraft or missile to make it more difficult for a doppler radar to track you. This is typically a purely defensive move, as the 90 degree angle does not allow you to acquire radar track on your opponent or engage him with missiles.
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