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Been away awhile and so disappointed over the time it took to complete Hornet. All I had ever wanted from ED was to do Longbow.  I was raised on Jane's Apache Longbow along with about every other Jane's sims of the day along with Falcon 3 & 4, various Novalogic sims, Microprose (F-15 Strike Eagle) and anything else that came along. But I had this dream that maybe, just maybe ED could put into detail and realism into a platform that had been my favorite for at least thirty years.  And that was the AH-65D Longbow. Now I can die because the last bucket list item has now been checked...The "Nap O' the Earth" stealth attack chopper is no longer a dream.  It's about to become reality.  Complete with Fire Bottles and Autorotational landings.  I'm in heaven.  :)

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Welcome home mate.

We are going to experience a very very complex airframe, tight to the ground and in a true Peer to Peer combat arena.... something that has never been done in real life.

 

It is not what the military can offer us that matters.... but what we can offer the military. 🙂 

I can not wait!


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30 minutes ago, Mower said:

 

The entire point of the D Apache is the radar, so of course it will have one at some point.

Hope so but definitely not initially going by the latest news as there is no mention of either.

They could very well do the D but may have to exclude some systems due to "sensitivity".

Edit: Just read Vigilate87's post, thats good news 🙂


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ED knows what it is doing,

Radar will come but it will take time.

 

Off course in the radar less state, I would not mind a Gazelle escorting me... just for those tricky moments where popping up is suicide.


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3 hours ago, Mower said:

 

The entire point of the D Apache is the radar, so of course it will have one at some point.

From what I think I know, that is not a true statement. The FCR is an option on the D model, but there are or were plenty of D's flying without the FCR.

 

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1 hour ago, blave said:

From what I think I know, that is not a true statement. The FCR is an option on the D model, but there are or were plenty of D's flying without the FCR.

 

Correct. It was designed as a supporting system to complement all the new fancy goodies that the D model brought to the table. You don't need every aircraft to have an FCR, that's why you see plenty without them. You would typically see an FCR or two per flight; they would scan the area and pass the target info to the other aircraft. I'm not sure how detailed ED is going to go in to 114L's but they can do some pretty neat stuff when coupled with the FCR.

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On 2/27/2021 at 1:04 PM, Leg2ion said:

Fine until the 'doughnut D' went tits on launch...

Not up on Apache slang... what does this mean?

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On 2/27/2021 at 11:19 AM, vigilante87 said:

Correct. It was designed as a supporting system to complement all the new fancy goodies that the D model brought to the table. You don't need every aircraft to have an FCR, that's why you see plenty without them. You would typically see an FCR or two per flight; they would scan the area and pass the target info to the other aircraft. I'm not sure how detailed ED is going to go in to 114L's but they can do some pretty neat stuff when coupled with the FCR.

Had so much fun with the FCR in LB2 - pop up behind a hill, scan targets, back down, hellfires away! Hope they don't take too long with the FCR.  

 

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On 2/28/2021 at 9:23 PM, Sarge55 said:

Not up on Apache slang... what does this mean?

 

The one with the FCR - if it went U/S on mission launch the D models without FCR were limited.

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Not a heli guy but ... the ah64 ... I might actually get it. Slightly excited. 

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On 2/26/2021 at 8:49 PM, blave said:

From what I think I know, that is not a true statement. The FCR is an option on the D model, but there are or were plenty of D's flying without the FCR.

 

From my understanding, you weren't a Longbow unless you had the FCR.  Otherwise, you're just an Apache

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On 3/2/2021 at 2:36 AM, GrEaSeLiTeNiN said:

Had so much fun with the FCR in LB2 - pop up behind a hill, scan targets, back down, hellfires away! Hope they don't take too long with the FCR.  

 

YESSSSSS!  LB2 was the best.  I can remember making it home after a mission with no radar and had to fly NOE in pitch dark.  In those days, this Jane's sim was one of the first to allow multi-player and my CPG was going nuts thinking we were toast.  At the end of the mission we got the silver star or MOH, I forget.  But it was very immersive back in those days.

 

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when janes long bow was around.. PCs were super expensive. it was out of my reach. i was raised on nintendo and sega.. later when i had a job i bough a PC and played alot of battlefield 2, particularly spending alot of time in the heli's.

 

but i want to live the janes longbow nostalgia thru u guys and with DCS...

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3 hours ago, Alphamale said:

From my understanding, you weren't a Longbow unless you had the FCR.  Otherwise, you're just an Apache

 

This is a myth. All AH-64D's are "Apache Longbow", regardless of whether they mount the FCR or not. Just as all AH-64E's are "Apache Guardian", regardless of whether they have the FCR or not.  Although no one uses "Guardian", at least that I've ever heard.

 

Some clarification: "Longbow" doesn't explicitly refer to the FCR itself (although the FCR is called the APG-78 Longbow), but "Longbow" is a system of systems, and a concept of battlefield targeting and engagement.  Aside from the avionics and communications architectures that exist in each AH-64D airframe to support it, the "Longbow" system also includes the Longbow Hellfire Modular Missile System (LBHMMS).  The LBHMMS includes different missile launch racks than what were used on the AH-64A, and the AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire.  All of these systems (the avionics/cockpit upgrades, digital comms architecture, the LBHMMS, and the FCR) are collectively the "Longbow" system; and with the exception of the mast-mounted FCR assembly itself, all AH-64D's have it.

If you want a full, open-source explanation of the Longbow system, as well as some info on why a non-FCR AH-64D is much more than simply "an A-model", there is a pretty good summary on Global Security.org.


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