Dessault Rafale & Eurofighter Typhoon vs. F-15, F-16, F-

Agreed, it will never be a fair fight but how would the F-16 match up against the ... ?
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Unread post29 Sep 2010, 12:27

Scorpion82 wrote:
exec wrote:Hey Scorp! Remember to say LOL when you hear ‘Irbis-E 400km detection range against a small fighter’. ;)


This is still more viable given the power and aperture size of the Irbis, which is a newer and more advanced radar. Albeit I'm sceptical of this figure it's at least made clear that it is only in optimal conditions.

Like long range detection mode within limited sector? ;)

Scorpion82 wrote:Typical detection range is stated with ~80 km (41 nm) vs a fighter sized target, though newer variants of that radar are likely to exceed this figure.

One Viper driver here once wrote that in Block 30 (or maybe 40? Don’t remember) tracking ranges of 40 nm were not unusual. APG-68(V)9 should be better than that. Maybe like 50-60 nm?
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Unread post29 Sep 2010, 13:34

exec wrote:Like long range detection mode within limited sector? ;)


Correct plus optimal conditions (approaching target at high altitude with no background clutter). In other words it's not a performance which is likely to be achieved in operational conditions.

Scorpion82 wrote:One Viper driver here once wrote that in Block 30 (or maybe 40? Don’t remember) tracking ranges of 40 nm were not unusual. APG-68(V)9 should be better than that. Maybe like 50-60 nm?


That's still feasible, but 160 nm is clearly out of scope by a wide margin.
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