latest developements in air to air missile guidance tech.




 
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August 4th, 2004  
raheel_shaukat
 

Topic: latest developements in air to air missile guidance tech.


what are the lastest air to air missile guidance technologies? is ir guidance better than radar guidance?

also i think python 5 is the best aam at present. what are ur views gentlemen?
August 4th, 2004  
silent driller
 
 
I agree. Radar guidance is better in my opinion. If one were to shoot an IR missle at, say, an F117, it would not work at all because of the cooling design of the fans. But if one were close enough to have the F117 register on the radar(it does register at close ranges), an older AIM 7 could easily do the trick.
August 4th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
Yes, but how often dose one find himself with a F117 on his sights? The Python 5 is supose to be the best close range AAM right now.
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August 4th, 2004  
ENRG
 
In my opinion, they should screw all those hightech jets/planes.

Go back to the good old Spitfires, Messerschmitt, Junkers, Hurricanes & Mustangs. Back then it was more "honorable" dogfights they had up in the air. No fancy Radar-Guidance-System to control the wildfiring bullets.

.. but that's just my opinion
November 23rd, 2004  
Missileer
 
 
Most air to air have at least two guidance modes, and some more. If one lock is broken, it can switch to an alternate mode such as fire and forget. Anything other than line of sight (RF) and IR modes are classified. There has to be a backup in case of decoy evasion tactics.
November 29th, 2004  
egoz
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ENRG
In my opinion, they should screw all those hightech jets/planes.

Go back to the good old Spitfires, Messerschmitt, Junkers, Hurricanes & Mustangs. Back then it was more "honorable" dogfights they had up in the air. No fancy Radar-Guidance-System to control the wildfiring bullets.

.. but that's just my opinion
aaahh yes, those good ole days of dog fighting. the only problem is there would be a lot more casualties and more equipment to have to build. it's a lot cheaper to shoot down another plane with a $10k missile than throw a multi million dollar jet into a dog fight. but i definetly see where you're coming from. those were the "good ole days."
November 29th, 2004  
Trevor
 
I would say probably the "fire and forget" system developed for the hellfire missles in the Comanche program.
December 1st, 2004  
Missileer
 
 
Here are a couple of the world's most advanced air to air missiles.

http://www.raytheon.com/products/amr...ocs/amraam.pdf

http://www.raytheon.com/products/aim...ocs/aim-9x.pdf
December 2nd, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Remember to make the fight as unfair as possible... as unfair to the enemy that is.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ENRG
In my opinion, they should screw all those hightech jets/planes.

Go back to the good old Spitfires, Messerschmitt, Junkers, Hurricanes & Mustangs. Back then it was more "honorable" dogfights they had up in the air. No fancy Radar-Guidance-System to control the wildfiring bullets.

.. but that's just my opinion
December 2nd, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
http://israeli-weapons.com/weapons/m...n/Python5.html