Xeno426 wrote:Mephistopheles wrote:Yeah true that. But dogfighting a mirage on higher altitudes is even for a SU27 very dangerous....in DCS.
it is fun flying the M2000C against good pilots. Sadly too often kids ruin it by flying F-15C armed with nothing else than 10x Aim 120 and firing more than 3 Aim-120 on you till one hits.
Um, the F-15C can only have eight missiles totals.
Incidentally, spamming missiles is kinda why the Su-27 and Su-33 have so many pylons; launch one missile as soon as the target is in range to force it defensive, then follow up several seconds later as you get closer. Even if the enemy launches an AIM-120C, you can do a lot of course changes while keeping the target within your radar scope, and if he waits too long to start making defensive maneuvers then he's toast. If you can get into knife fight range, the HMS and R-73 give you a distinct advantage in the furball.
Of course, you have to contend with a radar that has a slower refresh rate for popup targets and less capable SA than its F-15C opponent. At least you can pick up the enemy and lock him up before he's within range of his AIM-120s, something the poor MiG-29S can't say.
Speaking of, I was annoyed when they removed the "tactical" view from the MiG-29's HDD. Sure, I know it was only ever used as a HUD repeater, but at least put in GCI assisted intercept before removing that feature.
Best use of the SU-27 was always to fly low and keep radar off. The tactical view in the mfd rovided great assistance in sneaking to target when u can use terrain to mask your movements , which is a bnit harder in the Nevada map. The IRST sensor is such a great gadget on the SU27 especially coupled with thze R-27ET.
The problem with the SU-27 is that the R27 are less accurate than the aim120c and easily dodged while an F-15C can fire one or 2 aim-120 and than just turn arround and let ur R-27 bleed its energy away while they try to catch up.
In many cases the F-15C will fly at a higher altitude than ur su27 which decreases ur R27ER range advantage.
High flying F15C pilots tend to fire and than dive behind terrain.
To bad about the removal of tactical view of the Mig29 it would have been the perfect "Hit and Run" aircraft with its R77 and R27ETs. I still fly the Mig 29 sometimes and use a paper and pen to note down AWACS reports.
I am not sure but the Mig 29 feels much more instable and less smooth and agile since last year. Might be an update or an Illusion