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originally posted by: RickyD
a reply to: intrptr
That was my thought...he looks to have realized the missile was incoming late panicked and went full blast on the throttle while trying to get flares out...doing all the right things but too late...if it had been earlier the afterburner effects wouldn't be as bad and he also could have eased up after having gotten away from the flares.
originally posted by: worldstarcountry
a reply to: mightmight
Jesus Christ op, please for the love of God learn how to embed a video!!! even if you do not see the button or are unable to access it, just type the code in brackets, or ask a mod if you are incapable of doing it for whatever technical reason.
originally posted by: RadioRobert
a reply to: face23785
Yes, but the point here is if the pilot is going to pull 7g's in a break, that isn't sustainable. So he needs more thrust to overcome the higher drag while in the break so he can maintain that high turn rate long enough to get out of the seeker's field of view. The load factor goes up when you pull g's, too, so you have a much higher stall speed than in level flight. So you need more speed to maintain controlled flight. So you have exponentially increasing drag and need more speed to maintain controlled flight all at the same time.
So your question about is it easier to make a sharp maneuver without speeding up, is sort of "no". You need the higher thrust and speed to turn tighter.
originally posted by: BoutThere
Whats interesting about the FLIR system is even though lets just say that its a COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) sensor and turret system, they are still highly export restricted from the USA, which begs the question, who helped procure these for the "rebels".
I can assure you that if my wingman told me a missile was inbound, and my RWR gear was quiet, that I'd be pumping out flares much much faster than that. I'd be wigging out and jamming that button like I'm playing the final stage of Space Invaders.