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  1. It's almost non existing. Systems don't fail, you can't degrade stores, nada. But I think that's the case for the Hornet also, so .. taking the Hornet as the elder brother .. it's going to be quite some time before we see that .. if we ever do that is.
  2. The two big ED birds have none of that modelled. Hornet, Viper, ... you can fly inverted for as long as you like .. push negative Gs until you can see your bloodtype as clear as day .. whatever .. I was really surprised when I flew the JF17 with a centerline tank in a dogfight (and it HAS a g limiter) and saw the centerline tank keep flying straight when I was pulling .. I was smiling This is the problem: what's the target audience? WWII people? Airquakers? Realism-oriented folks? When you advertise something with: "the most realistic ... yada yada" then it hints at the last group. And then you shouldn't need a Hardcore mode... If you want to do Airquake, fly one of the other games that have that as target audience.
  3. What I am not getting is that they will not have any documents on the AIM-120 or the ECM pods .. yet they just model that .. guesstimates etc. Now my curiosity and frustration gets poked when suddenly the rules change. How dire!!! must the paper-front be for them to not guesstimate the pod .. To me it sounds like they couldn't even get their hands on footage on youtube or whatnot. And *this* then further means that there was *nothing* on the pod when they announced it originally. And that's horrible sales behaviour. I find it amazing at what lax realism some of the hornets toys (and yes .. given that you get the walleye, which will never see the light of day in a 2005 conflict (from the time perioud it's supposed to be in)) are in .. and the sheer quantity .. this is adding insult to injury. But it has been for quite some time. The F-16 in DCS should be a warning to everyone on how you botch a product launch and drag it through the dirt. And since there are no competitors, they get away with it. It's unfair, I wish it was different, but here we are.
  4. The only thing that limits G in the viper is the pilot.
  5. He would most likely have to justify this usage as it wears out the jet quite a bit. Better than getting shot down and bringing no jet home though. I guess in reality you would work more with your wingman to switch in dire situations to generate the best outcome at least wear to the machinery and pilot. DCS doesn't model the transonic wall of draghell. Flying just above or below M1 isn't economic.
  6. My reasons: - Right era - Right tool for the job - Right spirit - Usability. It's an extension of the pilot as best as could be done back then.
  7. In your poll .. Do you mean ingame BVR / BFM performance? or the real "working" "worthwhile" one that is being talked about by pilots?
  8. From what little I understand distant ground clutter is also less of a problem. Look up would be mainly influenced by bloomed chaff and ECM, I understand. 15-20nm distance, he at 21000 me at 20000 .. I'd need to do trigonometry .. but it should be workable .. but especially with the curvature .. ground was a nofactor .. I have little faith in what ED passes for radar stuff tbh.
  9. Mode: STT (and after lost lock, RWS with a blip there, but "locking it" would just reset the cursor .. ) The AN/AWG9 was able to automatically deactivate the MLC filter when the target was above the horizon. That what you want to filter out should not be there at this altitude in a look-up condition. Or with range gating .. or whatever .. So the USAF .. years later .. tossed that capability away? I am unconvinced.
  10. My tip: Dig through Newspaper reportings and other public sources about shots fired in anger by F-16s (say Pakistan) .. look at the distances involved .. come to your own conclusion. And bare in mind that the USAF didn't upgrade the F-16s they had to the (9) radars, because they were happy with what they had. Is that something that has a range equal to my car reverse-gear distance-warn-beeper? ... I am sceptical. Why am I defensive about this? Because of things like how Chaff is modelled, because of things like how SAM magically makes RWRs not give a dime is modelled, etc. etc. all of it yells: "I don't understand radar or at least can't explain obvious weird things to others" (which I don't either) .. I wanted to rejoin with a tanker in DCS at 20.000ft (tanker was at 21.000ft) and it was notching me at around 15-20 nm .. I could see it .. it was big .. it was surely reflecting some of that magic radar-stuff. So yeah .. 1.) Whatever ED does .. we will have to love it, change it or leave it. 2.) ED should explain very very detailed why they came to whatever conclusion.
  11. Furiz is just trying to be a smarty pants. I pressed the DL button in the mode selection of the WPN page and that turns the weapon off. I consider that a defective behaviour (as for example no reaction when pressing a non implemented feature might be better), Furiz apparently considers me to blame. I don't really care but provided the trackfile so that ED can make up their own mind. End of story. No drama. Nothing to see.
  12. That will never happen. It never happened with other plane's override switches either! Pinky swear.
  13. Affirm. I got a CHAFF callout even with chaff's deactivated. As far as I researched that wasn't correct. But I will believe you if you tell me otherwise. Edit: Track file uploaded to the bugthread
  14. And we definitely have M4.2 of not M5.2 But I think the question was not if we have / get MIDS or not .. but if we get Voice capability over MIDS .. which we won't.
  15. To each their own. Thanks for giving the Viper a try! But one thing I can say for your eyes. It might not be their fault. The MFDs are just very hard to see in DCS at the moment I guess it's easier to hide incomplete bits when you can't read them
  16. This has been an issue for months sadly, I am not sure where it's reported, but it doesn't really impair buddy lasing, even though it looks weird. You'll still destroy the targets, it's just that your bomb looks to fall weird to anyone but you.
  17. Who do you think you are and how are you helping this thread? Let me tell you are about "contributions" to this thread: "Check if you by any chance have some key or hotas button bound to the stores switch, you might have turn it off." - Now this is the actual only helpful input from you in your two posts. And even though someone who flies the F-16 "a lot" might know that it does not have a "stores switch" I get by what you mean by that. "This never hapened to me and I fly in the Viper a lot." - Category: Captain Obvious. For this statement not to be true bugs in DCS would have to happen often enough so that people "flying a lot" would all have encountered them. I suggest you imagine saying a statement like that in a nother low chance situation. A car accident, "This never happened to me and I drive car a lot" etc. It is a superfluous statement at best. "You said you had the HSD page open and it turned off". - Category: Parrot. "now you are saying it turns off when you press DL." - Category: Parrot. "DL is located on the WPN page in the mode menu." - Category: Capain Obvious. "So you see you pressed something;P" - Category: Capain Obvious. "Yep DL does turn it off, but I thought it was WIP still." - I don't really care for your thoughts on this point. I am reporting a defect to ED here with something that is available and can be a big nuisance in a high pressure environment (switch modes during SEAD operations). As you can see you repeated a lot of the things I wrote and tried to gaslight me into thinking that it was my fault to get an unwanted outcome. I am seriously not sure what you do here in these defect threads, Furiz. But I hope that you can find something else in life that gives you validation and self-esteem. I don't need you to reply to this as it's not productive to this - or any other defect - minus the very first sentence you wrote, which I have acknowledged and stated. Thank you.
  18. It will switch of when you hit the DL button (instead of EOM or PB/PP). I sadly don't have a trackfile still because I clicked "play" in the mission editor, but it's how it can be recreated directly. Airstart with a harm .. and try to put it in DL mode and it'll shut down weirdly.
  19. And those major improvements are not really working. Mavericks have a load of problems. HARMs do. And they differ from existing implementations. The Mavericks and HARMs in the F-16 are more realistic than those on the other platforms. Why did they not build them that realistic in the first place? No idea. Now JDAM seems to be delayed because the SPI system needs to be overhauled for the F-16. My questions is: How does it need "overhauling"? It's brand new .. We had a big overhaul when we got the ability to create waypoints last year, which broke everything. We got another overhaul when the "real" LITENING pod came out and CZ was a thing now. How can there be another need for a rework now? Why are things not build with some foresight? --- As for the amount of developers, etc. Now we have been told there are developers working on the weapons for the F-16. But as Greg rightfully said, it has been almost a year .. no update to the Maverick in terms of bugs. No new weapons. I hope ED knows that we kind of expect JDAMS to work perfectly now, right? Even with all the options you can set on a JDAM this is a long time for essentially just something that the A-10 already has. Also .. why do we have the only plane where laser guided GBUs don't track for anyone but our own plane? Is this going to hit us with the JDAMs as well? If you took one of the hornet developers and had them work on the F-16 one day per week. You can bet that you would have minor improvements. Bullseye on FCR and HSD cursor for example. Just low hanging fruits that would at least make the F-16 folks feel less than completely ignored. I'm at a point where I am just waiting for VR in that other SIM and then I'm happy.
  20. All screenshots taken and enhanced by TAW_Nomad All screenshots taken and enhanced by TAW_Nomad
  21. I fly the Viper a lot as well, and I have nothing bound to the MFD buttons. The stores page was not even open when it happened. I had the HSD open on that side.
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