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  1. I chose the 1980's because it was the closest to what I like the best which is about 1985-1995 '70's and WW1 would be my second choices. I like the 80's because of the interceptors and diversity of combat, almost every fighter could do some ground attack and dogfights still happened due to the shortcomings of BVR missiles. The USSR at the time was at the hight of its spending before its collapse. Aicraft like the F-18A F-16A/C, F-15C, F-14A/B, Mirage 2000, Mig-29, Mig-31B, Su-27 are some of my all time favorites, especially the interceptors. I like the missiles like the AIM-9's, AIM-7M, AIM-54's, Super 530, Magic II, R-60, R73, R-27R because they are reliable but not fantastically effective. The Iran Iraq war and Angola and Ethiopia are wars that were somewhat more even than at other times. I like the 70's because aircraft have their specific purpose and tend to be more streight foreward such as the F-4, A-6, F-5, Mig-21 Mirage's Mig-25's Su-17 etc. missiles were still unreliable and had to be used under very specific conditions makeing dog fighting the main air combat battlefield.
  2. The way I think ARH missiles should behave would be: If chaff covers the missiles field of view and the fighter that launched it doesn't have a lock it should maintain its current intercept. If the fighter still has a lock and the chaff isn't obstructing the fighter as well it should continue compansating for the fighters changes in vector. Is this what you mean by modeling the missiles seeker?
  3. Some aircraft(such as the Mirage 2000-5 I think) have the ability to detect missile controll datalinks maybe some Russian Jets have a function like that?
  4. I thought it might be a good idea to have a thread specifically for absorbing wishes as opposed to a new thread requesting a new feature three times a day. Those tend to clutter up the forum and bump down informative posts. These wishes are not necessarily specific to Lock On and could be for Future ED projects and even other games. A few wishes I would like to start the thread with that I have seen around on varius forums and have cought my eye are: More complex condensation effects on the wings and LERX's. GCI and AWAC vectoring and controll including Lazur GCI system for Mig-29A. First person ejections. A personal all time wish for any highly detailed sim is a Flyable Mig-31B in the ED sims it would make the "modern" Russian interceptor list complete I feel and it would be unique and complex enough to keep people interested for a long time(myself anyway).
  5. Central B.C.(Kaslo) Western Canada. It has mountains and is sleepy recently it has been known as the place where during a jazz festival a bear was shot during a Jeff Healy concert.
  6. Like the F-16 the Mig-29A is a simple fighter and isn't supposed to have ECM or even datalink it is part of what I like about it and it is quite challanging. If we could get the LAZUR GCI interface accurately modeled though I it would be very nice and it would I think significantly improve the Mig-29A, even its range.
  7. I suspect that with a GCI system in place that would vector you to target and keep you informed about the overall situation the only thing that would have to change to apply that to AWAC would be to chamge what is visible.
  8. Thanks Octav the top bit was exactly what I was thinking would be great to have with the Mig-29 and GCI functionality would also help all the other aircraft in the game by vectoring them to target and warning them of threats.
  9. http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/vvs/mig29-01.htm Where it lists the known varients it says. Admitadly a flawed resource but I had read about it other places as well. Could this GCI link system be added as a feature for Lock On, could GCI be improved because at least in 1.02 I couldn't even get them to talk to me(don't know if thats changed).
  10. Ahh so thats it, thanks Olgerd. How does this GCI radio system relay information is it audio or can the data be visually relayed via the HUD or head down display?
  11. I am fairly certain all Mig-29's have had GCI datalink systems(I don't know about AWAC datalink) and I think the Mig-29A(9.12) has the Laszlo datalink it has been specifically mentioned many times that the Datalink systems were removed from export fighters such as the German Mig-29A's. Besideds if the real life Mig-29's didn't have datalink why does the 9.13S version in the game have it? Thanks for the quik response to my question Kuosta.
  12. I believe that the Mig-29A should have a Laszlo datalink system. Why is the Mig-29A the only flyable Russian fighter in Lock On to not have the datalink system?(obviously the Mig-29G shouldn't).
  13. Sorry to interupt your little war(Mig-29K vs F-16) people but I Have a couple comments I want to make on the Mig-31 in the game as it is. In Lock On as it is you can equip a Mig-31 with four R-33's and two R-40's, I think this is an innacurate loadout as the Mig-31 has to carry a controller to launch the R-40's which takes up one of the R-33 bays meaning only three R-33's can be carried with two R-40's on the wings. Also as I am sure many of you know in 1985 Alexander Tolkachev was discovered selling radar secrets to the west and subsiquently the RADAR on the Mig-31 was changed improvements being incorperated into the Mig-31B production series and the Mig-31BS upgrade, which version of the Mig-31 is in this game? I can't tell from the model if it has a fuel probe so it could be a Mig-31A, 'B or 'BS I think so which one is it supposed to be?
  14. I don't think the Mig-31 would be a very successfull flyable add-on aircraft(unless it is widely loved in Russia) considering that it is a two seater and not enough information is available about its weapon systems. Time would be better spent on other aircraft. I would think it was great but I think most people would think it was to heavy and old. My vote would be on the Mirage 2000C but it seems even less information is available for that. After the Mirage 2000C the F/A-18 would be the best but if the F-16 is more economical I am sure it would be very popular as well. I like the Jaguar suggestion to but the aircraft I think would be most popular in the U.S. would be the F-14.
  15. Thanks SwingKid you have no idea how much you just made my day I have been looking for info like that for years! Not enough information to model a flyable Mig-31 in a sim perhaps but fantastic nonetheless, now to figure out what it all means(I plan on studying these shots for hours). Things like this make me wish I had television. Thanks again!
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