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Old 07-29-2020, 04:47 PM   #1
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Hello, i can't really find out how the SLAM-ER is different from the normal SLAM missile when it is controlled via Datalink. I read that the ER has much better range and is very accurate, and it is also controlled via the same AN/AWW 13 Pod. Does this mean that the ER has the same blurry/bad image quality as the normal SLAM at greater distances?
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Old 07-29-2020, 05:44 PM   #2
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No, the ER should have a much better data link connection. It uses the same DL13 pod, but the transceiver on the missile itself will be much better.
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Old 07-30-2020, 01:34 AM   #3
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Dang... here I thought we had the SLAM-ER already...
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Old 07-30-2020, 06:46 AM   #4
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Dang... here I thought we had the SLAM-ER already...
Not yet. We actually only have the AGM-84E SLAM missile, the SLAM-ER will be added later
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No, the ER should have a much better data link connection. It uses the same DL13 pod, but the transceiver on the missile itself will be much better.
Thanks, happy to hear that
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Old 07-30-2020, 12:08 PM   #6
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Not yet. We actually only have the AGM-84E SLAM missile, the SLAM-ER will be added later
I was sad to learn the community ranked it so low in the recent roadmap poll (#10 IIRC). Even the current SLAM is crazy effective, and the -ER will make the Hornet even more enjoyable and lethal.
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Old 07-30-2020, 01:28 PM   #7
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I was sad to learn the community ranked it so low in the recent roadmap poll (#10 IIRC). Even the current SLAM is crazy effective, and the -ER will make the Hornet even more enjoyable and lethal.
I like to think that people are slowly starting to realise hornet is so much more than a sum of its weapons.
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Old 07-31-2020, 12:16 PM   #8
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I hope its not bad as bad normal SLAM.
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Old 07-31-2020, 04:07 PM   #9
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I hope its not bad as bad normal SLAM.

Me too. If it wasn't improved you could counter it with a remote garage door opener at that range.
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Old 08-01-2020, 12:38 PM   #10
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Me too. If it wasn't improved you could counter it with a remote garage door opener at that range.
And also i hope we dont have to follow missile until it hits. Otherwise normal SLAM's video feed is almost unreadable.
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