TO BMS 1F-16CM-34-1-1.pdf
“Note well: Flight models were comprehensively updated in 4.33 for many missiles, including the AIM-120B and AIM-120C, which now have very different characteristics. Experienced pilots will notice many missiles behave more realistically now. As a result the DLZ can be relied upon as a much more accurate trigger for offensive and defensive maneuvers; previously you often needed the target deep in the No Escape (Rtr) region in order to kill it. In simple terms, if you shot at Rpi the missile loss of energy at end game allowed targets to be head-on when the missile went active (Pitbull), turn away, accelerate while going low, out drag the missile for a good 30s and come out of it alive.
This also meant that Minimum Abort Ranges (see below) were not really critical and you could usually overshoot MAR without sweating too much. Hopefully, with the new missiles, this won’t happen and Minimum Abort Range will be critical again.”
This note can be removed.
We’re at 4.36 now and most of what is mentioned in the note is not valid any more.
The missile loss of energy at end game is incredible. The target just has to turn away, go low and light up the AB to evade a missle.
Instead add a reference to the training manual, where additional stuff (chapter 18.3.1 WEZ & co.) is explained.