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Ok I'm relatively new to this game, but I was just wondering if there was a way to tell when the AMRAAM becomes autonomous after launch so that I can break lock? And if there isn't a way, how far away from the target (usually) in terms of seconds does it become active?

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Ok just to clarify, from what I understand, the AIM 120 after launch is guided initially by the onboard f15 radar until it reaches a terminal homing phase, and at that point it becomes completely active. I was wondering if that was modeled in the game? Or can I immediately break lock after launch and still expect the missile to find it's way to the target?

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Yes, this is modelled in the game. If you break lock before the missile goes active in 1.11, Pk decreases - the missile may or may not find its targets.

 

At ranges of 7nm and less, the missile will go active right away and you are free to maneuver immidiately.

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That is correct. And like I said, the time to active is indicated on the F-15's HUD and the timer should be described in the manual.

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Okay, I've got it. from some experimenting around it appears that the AIM 120 is effective only with a higher missile slider setting. I have it at 90 % right now; is there an optimum setting for missile effectiveness? From the previous thread about mavericks being shot down :confused: , I'm a lil hesitant to max out the slider.

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It's perfectly fine at 50% once you learn to use it properly. Messing witht he slider messes up everything.

 

 

Humm... being a rookie too, what's the default setting for missiles? I mean, as I remember, the "factory" setting is around 50%, but for multiplayer purposes (on the server side) what's the most common value? 100%?

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The default setting is 50%. A lot of servers use 100% to help rookies out. But ED has stated that the 50% value is the ''realistic'' value.

 

100% to help the rookies? I 'd think just the opposite, ... dodge a missile at 100% isn't harder than at 50%?

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