tandav wrote:tandav wrote:Quick question on AAMs
What is the probability of AAMs approaching A/C from the rear quadrant in the terminal phase of the intercept? In my mind and as per most movies I have watched most AAM in general approach the A/C in tail chase mode post launch. How true is this observation? Is the tail chase condition a higher probability only when the A/C MAWs detects the AAM and pilot initiates evasive maneuvers?
Any answers on this query?
AAMs will approach you depending on how your profile is. If you are running and the AAM has energy, it will hit you from behind. If you are going head on, but a fighter flanks you, you will be hit from the side or below. If you are still playing tag, and face your opponent head-on, you will get knocked out head-on. If you are flying towards one target, and an AAM in a lofted profile drops out of the clouds, you will be hit from fragments going downwards. The point is how an AAM hits you depends on:
1. Your trajectory
2. The firers position
3. Energy state of the missile