posted on Apr, 23 2018 @ 09:12 PM
a reply to: FredT
Radar horizon from 60,000' should be around 300 nautical miles using napkin math (√60000 * 1.23). That's not the real equation, and it is going to
change practically with atmospheric ducting, etc, but the 1-2-3 approximate usually gets you close enough results for what you're doing on the fly.
Probably doing circles in the climb out. You want to be at altitude before reaching station to stay farther out of the threat bubbles. Also gives you
the choice to trade altitude for speed if you need to scoot.
ETA: looking at a map that seems well within sniffing range of most Syrian targets from Damascus to Homs, etc
edit on 23-4-2018 by RadioRobert
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