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Old 11-11-2018, 04:10 AM   #1
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Default TGP laser range limitation

It seems that TGP system in DCS (in this example Harrier) is limited to 8nm. Occured when lasing for F-18C players (mavericks), they could only acquire lock when TGP was quite close to target (see this post https://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php...62&postcount=2 )
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Old 11-11-2018, 05:40 AM   #2
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It's not a MP issue. Its the limit in DCS (as Jojo satted) Although I thought it was 10nm, but regardless, there needs to be a limit (as actual RL limits are more then likely classified) and 8-10nm seems very reasonable.
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I'd say it's more reasonable that a up-to-110.000 $ AGM-65 can detect a laser beam from 12nm or more, even when TGP is 8nm from target. (that was our test case with Harrier lasing for F-18C, yes we had same laser codes and laser was fired in "LASR" mode.)
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:01 AM   #4
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I'd say it's more reasonable that a up-to-110.000 $ AGM-65 can detect a laser beam from 12nm or more, even when TGP is 8nm from target. (that was our test case with Harrier lasing for F-18C, yes we had same laser codes and laser was fired in "LASR" mode.)



Price of missile in no way reflects its effective range. According to wiki, max range of AGM 65 E is 12nm in perfect condition. In DCS it's probably in the 8-10nm region.
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:08 AM   #5
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Just for reference:




https://fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/smart/agm-65.htm


The Maverick E
Used in conjunction with ground or airborne laser designators, the missile seeker, searches a sector 7 miles across and over 10 miles ahead. If the missile loses laser spot it goes ballistic and flies up and over target -- the warhead does not explode, but becomes a dud.



Range: 17+ miles (12 nautical miles/27 km)
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"perfect condition" meaning launched from 20k ft? ah thanks for link.
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:17 AM   #7
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no, perfect condition means everything must be perfect: Altitude, LOS, temperature, baro, right down to the air quality at surface. Not modeled in DCS.
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And airspeed of launching aircraft i guess
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