How is that that supermaneuverability leads to the reduction of the aircraft's visibility on the radar screen?
Supermaneuverability should be looked at as a system of maneuvers for close aerial combat. Once the pilot receives a signal that his plane is
being tracked by an enemy radar, the first thing he needs to do is to go vertical. While gaining altitude and losing speed the aircraft starts to
disappear from the screens of radars that use the Doppler effect. 10 However, the opponent is no fool either and will counter by pitching his aircraft
upward as well. By that time our plane is going vertical and its speed approaches zero. But all Doppler radars can recognize only a moving target. If
the aircraft speed is zero or simply low enough to prevent the enemy radar from calculating the Doppler component, for the enemy our aircraft will
disappear. He may still be able to track us visually, but he will not be able to launch a radar-guided missile (either active or semi-active), simply
because the missile's seeker would not pick-up the target.
No it does not. I still believe that a F-15 can shoot down a Su-30 given BVR capabilities, but no one will ever know,and this has been argued about
many times,and simply because they are still only going to shoot down MiG-21s,unless they are going to have a war with China anytime soon.
If you go look on vayu-sena.tripod.com... you can see that they have a few of their facts wrong. They rate Russian air to ground weapons over US
air to ground weapons. The US has almost always had better air to ground weapons. They also describe the F-16 having a less varied weapons load than
the Su-30MKI. This is not true.
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