tandav wrote: I guarantee that an unarmed Hawk type Trainer in the hands of a trained pilot can safely crash a Eitan / Predator type UAV and light A/C or Helos without committing suicide by way of crashing, no guns, no missiles, no stress on Hawk airframe. The Hawk just needs to know where to put his high energy Vortex.
If I bet on this I am sure you will win the bet on a fusillade of aerodynamics and I will be left with a lot of intake and exhaust holes to add to my existing afterburner
But that is not the point. What would be ideal kill situations for Hawk trainer to kill a Cobra helo in real life. I am asking about what you have dismissed in one short sentence. I presume you mean a pilot needs to do something by this sentence and the questions follow:
tandav wrote:The Hawk just needs to know where to put his high energy Vortex
For example if the helo is flying nap of earth (30 meters) though undulating low hill/ mountain terrain(Afghanistan/Kashmir), what would the Hawk pilot have to do to ensure one pass one kill so the helo pilot is not warned? What sort of altitude should he start at if he must dive down, what airspeed should he reach as he approaches the helo to guarantee its instability after he passes and what are the altitude requirements if he must pull out of a dive, and if he must dive and pull out of a dive what air temperature and air density ( a function of altitude) are allowable? What is the minimum distance he must pass the helo. Can he do it from above, or below or from the side?
Or should the Hawk pilot wait for flat ground where the hello is flying level, start from behind and the fly past the helo to ensure that de destabilizes it? What are the wind requirements? What if there are cross winds - would that affect the distance at which he needs to pass the helo and still not collide with it?
Or should he simply line up behind and pump a few cannon shells into the helo - an act that he would have practised dozens of time unlike placing musharraf hawa somewhere?
I would find some details about these far more convincing than a lecture on vortices. I get too many aerodynamics lectures on BRF and I have been here too long to be impressed. There is one BRFite who is actually a prof and throws books at people and can throw equations as well so lectures don't put me off. I am the pesky student who knows nothing, understands nothing but keeps asking pesky questions