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Harlikwin

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  1. Well the 7M has a monopulse seeker, but its its still CW illuminated. The range of it with the F4 radar might be less since its CW illuminator wasn't as powerful as say an F15. As for the 9L/M IDK you might be right, but I think some guy in the Phantom thread said it could/did carry em. German Phantoms certainly did as did the British ones. But who knows maybe USAF never integrated them on theirs since they were more bomb trucks at the end of their days. F1 will likely be this month IMO. F4 is supposedly this year still, though I'm gonna guess thats Q4 at a minimum. IDK on the Gina, its a pretty simple plane all things considered, so no more systems wise than a trainer so I think it could be quick but most likely next year. A7 is looking decent but I'm thinking probably next year as well for it. The 23 IMO might come next year but its entirely dependent on how much resources the F15 eats up IMO. AFAIK they haven't even started coding it, so I'm not real optimistic. OS did say it should be in alpha at the end of this year but I don't buy it. Mig17 I don't even really think about, they aren't an official team yet, much less have a contract. Same thing for the Su17, no contract yet even though it looks like its got some basic functionality coded. As for the foxbat, I mean the PD was an early 80's 25, it was certainly the most capable. But really it was long in the tooth at that point. A P would be interesting and from what I've heard the docs for it are out there. It would be cool to have some of the variants as well, but they are pretty niche IMO. I think for MP the 25P would be interesting on a 70's server. Not like all planes on those servers would F15's. I mean 25P vs an F4/F1 would be interesting. I mean kinda. The early F15's are cool IMO, but they had a bunch of issues in terms of reliability early on, and the carter years sortie availability rates are amazingly bad like 20-30% in some squadrons IIRC. Plus there weren't a ton available for most of the 70's. So from a historical perspective its kinda debatable how much of an impact they would have had in the 70's. By the 80's sure, all that stuff was ironed out. But again, most people forget the eagle didn't even have stuff like TWS till like the mid80's on the C versions. And I doubt the A even had it unless they just replaced those radars.
  2. You should look into the Skynet IADS script, it will largely do this sort of thing automatically for you in a vaguely "intelligent" manner. Yet another mod that patches up gaping holes in DCS.
  3. IDK, the Phantom Phans assure me the F4E carried the 7M in the 80's and I would assume the 9L/M certainly other countries did. Also supposedly the later F4 we will get has some sort of Hockmere lookdown MTI kinda thing that supposedly sorta worked, but yeah the Sapfir should be better, and in general the R23/24 would be better than most period missiles the phantom should have available. How useful the IRST ends up being is really up to ED to actually code a plausible working IRST system, or for Razbam to do it. The current implementations in game on the FC3 models are pretty terrible (seeing through clouds/weather being a major no-no, and getting false returns from clouds too) And honestly since its a look down IRST vs a look up there should be clutter problems in a variety of scenarios. The 23MLA should basically outclass the F4E in most of the important AA criteria as well, and it will be able to walk away from any fight it engages in. Even the crappy MS version (worse engine heavier worse aero) walked away from pretty much every US jet aside from maybe the F15 IIRC. But certainly the F4 and A model Tomcat. And the MLA was both lighter and had a more powerful engine. I have mixed feelings on the the CW lineup. In a sense it is starting to look good. but most of those modules are a long ways out IMO sadly including this one. IDK on the Mig17 or Kfir at this point as I haven't seen much actual update on those modules so they are vaporware to me. The 17M4 while teased doesn't seem to have an actual contract and at a minimum is a year or more out. A6 IMO is back burnered till the EF is done. That and I'd love to see the actual cold war F14 variants hit sometime this year, along with a CW era phoenix to go with them. Near term aside from maybe the F1/F4 I figure the closest other module looks to be the A7 and maybe the Gina. So the Cold warriors will have a pretty big blue stack to contend with in their mig21 for quite some time I'm afraid. Honestly I wouldn't be surprised if the "first" new red module wasn't the 29 at this rate instead of the 23, which would be a shame IMO. And a decent red ground attacker (su-17/22) looks to be a long way out unfortunately. At some point I'd like to see a mig25, but it would probably be the older P version for which there are some docs out there for, rather than the PD with a look down radar for which there aren't docs. And the P, well, limited use cases in DCS IMO.
  4. Yak 38 would be lol. Seriously its basically an L39 that can VTOL. Though I would absolutely login to hoggit as a spectator on release day just to see the hijinks for the autoeject feature while hovering.
  5. Phantom will likely have 7E all the way through 7M. I'd say a 7F will be a staple missile for it.
  6. Lord please let ED rework how these work, and actually add ME settable setting whether the plane can even have them for MP.
  7. Harlikwin

    Su-17

    Yeah soviets didn't really do AAR during the CW for most stuff. Not how frontal aviation was designed to work.
  8. Harlikwin

    Su-17

    The Iraqi versions of pretty much anything were pretty interesting. I'm glad to see we will get an Iraqi MLA for example along with the less capable "classic" Soviet version
  9. Harlikwin

    Su-17

    I mean the whole video is a total WIP... But yeah I'm sure the devs know that, and it isn't implemented yet.
  10. Harlikwin

    Su-17

    The TV is removable. So most likely he just hasn't added it yet given the overall state of the cockpit. The mount points are there for it. You can also have a EW/SEAD panel there too.
  11. Its much better than it used to be is all I can say, but yes of course big populated cities the frames do drop.
  12. Harlikwin

    Radar functions

    Yeah on one hand I want the F1 to release soon, but I also want it in a decent release state when it does.
  13. Harlikwin

    Su-17

    IDK it prolly can. Earlier ones could. Like gimmie a 70's AND 80's version.
  14. Harlikwin

    Radar functions

    Honestly what ED SHOULD do. it to do whatever "F5 wunderwaffle" as the upgrade, and then give us a 70s era F5. You know the era it was actually relevant in, no magic RWR or at least some crappy one, crap radar etc. Cuz the 70's.... null
  15. Harlikwin

    Su-17

    supposedly nothing official yet per 9L... But yeah its good to see.
  16. Harlikwin

    Su-17

    Dont forget Kh28
  17. Harlikwin

    Su-17

    Yeah but given what DCS coding is, its at least a year out minimum, likely more. Its not like the Su-17 is a "simple" plane. Swing wing = complex FM Many complex weapons, i.e. dumb bombs, laser guided stuff, TV guided stuff, SEAD missiles and a "sybolic/runic RWR" jammer pods etc... its stupid complex. And its russian so janky complex...
  18. Harlikwin

    Su-17

    This was the laser pod used on earlier SU17/22 null It was modular, you can put an EW panel there as well for SEAD stuff.
  19. Harlikwin

    Su-17

    M4 by the look of it. Apparently you can dismount the TV.
  20. Harlikwin

    Su-17

    So the nose laser could double as a actual designator? I know the M2 had a LR designator pod for that purpose. IDK on the M3/4. I've only heard of the laser being called an LRF, though with the M4 and fixed inlet maybe it did both.
  21. Harlikwin

    Su-17

    And now there is this
  22. Harlikwin

    Radar functions

    I mean I hope so. A proper MTI implementation with those limitations would be good for DCS, and frankly its gonna come anyway from Raz with the Mig23 Sapfir radar soon enough, so it should be interesting to compare between the Cyrano and the Sapfir. As for the F5/21 comment, I think a big part of that is that both are really old modules at this point and expectations were far different even a few years ago, but older modules need to be maintained up to current-ish standards IMO. Moreover I'd say the community understanding of Radars and how they worked then were far far lower than what you have now in the broader community, and hence the desire for higher standards/fidelity when it comes to modeling radars and trying to get away from "meme" level radar mechanics such as notching. I do know M3 is committed to fixing up the 21 to include all the things wrong with the ASP and I hope they dump some of the more unrealistic weapons it has at some point, and I've heard some "confirmed/unconfirmed" rumbling about ED doing a BS3 like upgrade to the F5, though I really wish they would do an actual "down-grade" of the existing F5 to 70's standards (i.e. older/no RWR) as its the far more relevant one but at a guess it will unfortunately likely be some sort of Mav slinging upgrade or some such thing, i mainly hope it doesn't end up with AAMRAMs.
  23. Harlikwin

    Radar functions

    Honestly I'm not gonna theorize on "why" ED hasn't done a better radar model than Raz was able to put out in frankly fairly short order. I hope they rise to the occasion though I very much doubt they will anytime soon for either APG68/73. The docs are there, basic radar physics is there, and still we don't even have the basics of how radars should work aside from the RDI. As for Aerges, Raz has posted the basics of how they did various stuff and Galinnete is pretty decent dude, so IDK, maybe he'd be willing to help em out. Though it seems like they have bunch of actual "airplane stuff" SME's. So hopefully they can implement something similar since they have white papers on how it was done at a high level. And I'll be honest, for more modern AC if you don't have a team that can do modern systems, stick to older jets. I'd personally have a older jet done "right" than a more modern one done "half-right".
  24. Harlikwin

    Radar functions

    So the 550 (magic 1) is currently in the game (Recently added along with the 530). Some guys modded em onto a mig21 to test em. And it turns out the 550 Magic1 is all aspect when it shouldn't be. And yeah it may be one line of code, but at that point you gotta ask yourself who is writing those 10 lines of lua code at this point that doesn't know its a rear aspect missile? As for radar performance. IDK to me the M2k RDI basically set a new standard in DCS whether ED wants to admit it or not. It raised the bar, significantly and showed what could be done in terms of radar simulation. ED is playing catch up in terms of radar modeling by "alot" at this point. Thats gonna be doubly true when the 15E drops. And really the RDI is actually a radar "sim" like it or not, it actually in real time models a variety of things like various clutter and filters(very simply tho). But thats like 100% more than any other radar model in DCS aside from maybe the F14. Its not simply some snark about "performance". Neither the APG73/68 really work like actual radars. I mean neither really should be notchable for one thing under 90% of circumstances (and I know the Jeff got a ton of crap at release for having a basically unnotchable radar, but it was more correct than what it has now, cuz the community is unfortunately too used to DCS "radar memes") And the lookdown penalty stuff for the APG68 is an absolute travesty IMO in how its modeled. Yes, it should have less range in lookdown, but not how ED models it. Frankly the Cyrano should be pretty terrible in lookdown for a variety of reasons, clutter/MTI etc. And yes, we haven't actually seen it aside from a few seconds of vid, but I really hope they do it more right than wrong. And the radar manual is floating around out there too, so its not like people aren't gonna fact check it. And I hope Aerges actually takes the time to make it better than the "standard" radars in DCS. Thats not what I'm talking about at all. I'm talking about radars working like actual radars in game, and currently the only one that vaguely does is the M2k RDI. And no, not all radars will work like that, and tons of radars are broken in DCS. The Mig21's spectacularly so. Like how can you notch a NON-PD radar in lookup even... Oh wait..
  25. Harlikwin

    Radar functions

    So far in testing it patched onto a mig21 it works like the R60M with more range/maneuverability, which it shouldn't (seeker wise)
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