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Unread post31 Mar 2017, 01:19

IIRC aim9/x ignites its engine as soon the pilot give the fire/release command.
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Unread post31 Mar 2017, 02:48

The new Block II variant adds a redesigned fuze and a digital ignition safety device that enhances ground handling and in-flight safety.

While those hint towards what's needed, these improvements don't indicate that the motor can be ignited after leaving the aircraft.
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Unread post31 Mar 2017, 19:38

steve2267 wrote:Another something (AMRAAM or Sidewinder) on the other door would most probably become a stores separation issue for anything carried where the JDAM is mounted in the above photo.

Anything besides another AMRAAM - release the outer one first.




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Unread post31 Mar 2017, 19:40

alloycowboy wrote:Also thinking out loud, if you got yourself in knife fight in a phone booth in an F-35 you did some thing seriously wrong.

Agreed, yet the battle plan sometimes does not survive contact with the enemy.

Just because it shouldn't happen doesn't mean that the aircraft (and its weapons) shouldn't be extremely capable in those high pucker factor (where the heck did that guy come from?) moments.

Great thread folks...
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Unread post01 Apr 2017, 00:11

tomcattech wrote:
If AIM-9X will have that capability I agree... however it makes one wonder the challenges a "dropped" weapon would face in a high G \ high alpha \ knife in a phone booth situation as compared to the standard "bottle rocket" off the rails send off.

There could be no real challenges at all... just thinking out loud.

That depends on what angle of attack the platform is pulling at release, and whether the missile sees more gs at that speed and alpha than the platform does. If it does, it risks sliding right back into the fighter that launched it.
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