• Monday, May 25, 2020

Comments on Profile Post by Arsalan

  1. airomerix
    airomerix
    Hi. Thank you for reaching out. I will be responding to it in a two days time. Meanwhile i'm looking for some more information on that debate which answers the question reasonably. I just hope the debate goes and personal attacks stop. Cheers.
    Jun 12, 2019
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  2. Arsalan
    Arsalan
    Perhaps we should leave it. The thread will be very difficult to manage now. If appropriate you can reply me here to answer the question. Moreover, i guess its a pretty simple question. 1) AIM 120 follow loft approach but Can AIM120 ONLY follow loft approach. 2) Will it level off to attack from a different angle at final stage
    Jun 12, 2019
  3. airomerix
    airomerix
    Alright so here is the thing.

    Unlike AIM-7s and earlier AIM-120's, the C5 version does not have manual switch to disable LOFT capability. However according to some estimates, pilots believe if an AMRAAM is fired at lesser then 40 km range. The lofting does take place anyway but the in a smaller degree.
    Jun 13, 2019
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  4. airomerix
    airomerix
    2) In the terminal stage the missile levels off. At what range? It is classified. This information would enable adversaries to employ counter measures in a fashion to effectively evade the missile.
    Jun 13, 2019
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  5. Arsalan
    Arsalan
    So this answers it all then. It is not NECESSARY that the AIM120 will ALWAYS climb up to follow LOFT approach. The range etc might have a say and the missile may not rise very high to come down on target from above.
    Jun 13, 2019
  6. Arsalan
    Arsalan
    Also at final stage, it will be flying more or less horizontally towards the target. Thanks.
    Jun 13, 2019
  7. Arsalan
    Arsalan
    This means that the pictures we say and were debating about can theoratically be of AIM120 trail. They can be discarded for various reasons but NOT because the trail is visible and in horizontal plane compared to what was called the aircraft trail
    Jun 13, 2019
  8. Arsalan
    Arsalan
    Note that i am NOT saying that the pictures were actually showing the missile chasing the aircraft, i am only saying that the LOFT approach of AIM120 is NOT a reason for these pictures to not be what OP claimed to be. There can be a dozen other reasons though.
    Jun 13, 2019