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Posts Tagged ‘missile’

Missile and aircraft turn performance

Posted by picard578 on March 1, 2015

I have often encountered claims that testing proves performance of modern BVR missiles. Baloney.

Most if not all missile tests nowadays are against QF-4, which has 50% greater turn radius than the F-15 (itself hardly an agile aircraft compared to more modern fighters), and even QF-16 will be weighted down by necessary equipment added. None of them are anywhere as agile as modern fighters, and UAV always has inferior OODA loop compared to a manned fighter, even if operator is sitting right there, whereas drone can’t really compare. In other words, missile Pk based on testing is unrealistically optimistic, even if UAVs/drones used were equipped with modern onboard jammers. Read the rest of this entry »

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