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    Anonymous

    This is why Queenie Arror is called dumb head.

    He actually buys the story that in BVR Flanker can’t defend itself. Actually, a BVR is better to defend than WVR.

    No BVR can be fought beyond range of 40-60 kms (in future may be). Beyond that the kill ratio is pathetic.

    What can f-18 do after it detects a MKI? Where is the weapon to down aMKI at say 100 kms?

    MKI PESA will detect hornet precious few secs late but, at BVR, thats hardly an advantage.

    At WVR it will be a massacre.

    Qunnie, you should be writing kid porn.

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    Anonymous

    Ok insults apart, what fella above said is correct, basically if the Hornet and MKI both have AWACs, then the Hornet loses its marginal advantage too. Basically both sides have similar AAMs as well. And while the Hornet has good EW, it still relies on jammers not superior to what the MKI has in its Israeli Elta 8222.

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    Ankur

    Folks – what are the kill probabilities for BVR vs WVR? I would not be surprised if the difference is *very* large.

    However – I assume that waiting *minutes* before “seeing” your enemy is nothing to be sneezed at – AWACS or not.

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    Anonymous

    thanks for sharing! Its really interesting to know what they think!

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    Anonymous

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    Anonymous

    However – I assume that waiting *minutes* before “seeing” your enemy is nothing to be sneezed at – AWACS or not.

    it is useful, but frankly, all it shows is that the f/a-18 e/f has much lower rcs than the flanker. assuming an equal radar on both (malaysians said so) and a 1 mtr sq rcs on the hornet and a 5 sq mtr on the flanker (ram treated), the hornet crew gets around 5 minutes of detection advantage at around 1000 km/hr speed. but if both sides have awacs, the hornets with e2c and flankers with phalcon, that advantage disappears. and it comes down to weapons and ew and tactics, all of which have so many variables that its hard to tell the outcome. the pilot is right in that the hornet has an excellent ew suite and a towed jammer and will have amraam d in future (much better than r77), but the mki too has an elta 8222 with drfm and if it gets a combo of longer ranged astras and r-172’s, then all bets are off. i would actually go for the flankers. the super hornets problem is it combines state of the art avionics with a very poor aerodynamically speaking, airframe. otherwise, it would be a world beater.

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