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Old 09-24-2020, 08:36 AM   #21
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I think we should stick to real world capabilites of the specific model. Otherwise we open a big can of "what about this?" for every single module in DCS.

A better solution down the road is to have multiple variants with different capabilities.
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Old 09-24-2020, 03:50 PM   #22
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I think we should stick to real world capabilites of the specific model. Otherwise we open a big can of "what about this?" for every single module in DCS.

A better solution down the road is to have multiple variants with different capabilities.
"Down the road" is as good as years and years from now or...never. ED is not a big company that can turn out high fidelity modules at a rapid pace. I love the work they do and I've spent hundreds on their modules and maps. That said, a little flexibility in how the modules are coded is not debauchery, and it is easier to start that near the beginning of a project instead of after-the-fact. Just put a * on it and say "Only used by Egypt, Iraq..." and move on.
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Old 09-24-2020, 03:51 PM   #23
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Apparently, the AN/APG-68 in Block 25 had this capability (maybe AN/APG-66A as well then?).

"Beyond-visible-range capability has been added in the form of a high-PRF track mode to provide continuous-wave (CW) illumination for guidance of the AIM-7 Sparrow semi-active radar homing missile."

http://www.f-16.net/f-16_versions_article5.html
CW =/= PDI and that would mean only AIM-7F and below, as the 7M does not support CW for guidance, it uses PDI. And yes I think the point was that select older blocks could, but certainly not any as modern as 2007.
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Old 09-26-2020, 08:10 AM   #24
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"Down the road" is as good as years and years from now or...never. ED is not a big company that can turn out high fidelity modules at a rapid pace. I love the work they do and I've spent hundreds on their modules and maps. That said, a little flexibility in how the modules are coded is not debauchery, and it is easier to start that near the beginning of a project instead of after-the-fact. Just put a * on it and say "Only used by Egypt, Iraq..." and move on.
While I agree that "down the road" is a very ambigous term in DCS standards, I don't think this should be an excuse to compromise the quality and authenticity of the modules by giving them Frankenstein-esque mixing of features and abilities.

I hope that one day ED would look at the option of selling variants at a discount.
Imagine F-16AM Block 15 upgrade to original F-16 module for 5$ or whatever. F/A-18A model with analog IFEI and no JHMCS.
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