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Old 08-14-2019, 08:07 AM   #11
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Correct me if I'm wrong but the F.6 range was 800 nmi on internal fuel? Not great, but not terrible either

By comparison the MiG-21Bis has only a little over half the range on internal fuel at 600 nmi it seems.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:58 AM   #12
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Ferry ranges for the F.6 Lightning armed and unarmed with/without over wing tanks.

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Old 08-14-2019, 09:25 AM   #13
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Yeah with that range it would fit just fine into most servers.

Imagine a server with this line up:

Blufor:
EE Lightning F.6
F-5E Tiger
F-8J Crusader
F-4E Phantom

Redfor:
MiG-21Bis
MiG-19P
MiG-23MLA



Man that would be glorius!
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:56 AM   #14
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Lucas electronics eh? They never did figure out how to keep the magic smoke in...'
However, they did provide a solution to the problem:


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Old 08-14-2019, 11:32 AM   #15
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We have exactly as much of a chance to see the EE Lightning in DCS, than we have to see the Typhoon.
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Old 08-14-2019, 12:23 PM   #16
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Yeah with that range it would fit just fine into most servers.

Imagine a server with this line up:

Blufor:
EE Lightning F.6
F-5E Tiger
F-8J Crusader
F-4E Phantom

Redfor:
MiG-21Bis
MiG-19P
MiG-23MLA



Man that would be glorius!
That it would be.

Just reading the stats posted by an ex-lightning pilot, his longest sortie was 8hrs 30 mins so with a bit of refuelling it can stay up there

Today, 45 years ago was his last flight in the Lightning, and he had amassed 1023hrs 55 min flying them, from reading his log book his last flight he intercepted a Beechcraft Type 18 on a scramble.
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Old 08-14-2019, 01:50 PM   #17
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Of course, if Heatblur are going to make a Saab J35 Draken then there is some hope as the Draken used the same licence built Avon engine the RM6 and the RM6c is a slightly uprated Avon with 17,600lbf thrust about the same as the later Avon 302 that was fitted to some of the Lighnings.

So it could share some of that work

There is some hope
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:05 AM   #18
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We need the Lightning - or better still the Jag or the Bucc, there isn't a single RAF aircraft in DCS at the moment.

You'd think that the RAF deserved a bit more attention really, but I expect that the trend for Tom Clancy planes with MFD's, FBW and targeting pods is going to continue.
I mean who wants to learn how to deliver a low level pop up attack with only a depressed gunsight or CCIP when they can just punch a few buttons and spam a JSOW from 70nm ?
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:17 AM   #19
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there isn't a single RAF aircraft in DCS at the moment.

Except for the best known RAF aircraft of all time? https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.c...anes/spitfire/
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:21 AM   #20
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mega +1, the lightning is such a unique aircraft that could surely find a place in DCS, Raw performance, 30mm cannons, air to air missiles and on some models rockets. Also the holder of many records
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