Is BMS avionics just half that realistic?
Honestly I have not played it. I played the original 4.0 a ton when it came out and then Allied Force, going through this course made me want to get back into it. I ordered an original 4.0 copy and am going to give it a run. I can tell you there are several differences due to classified items, esp with EW, RWR indications, etc. I am also pretty sure the countermeasure maneuvers we would use against threat A/C and SAMs is not accurate seeing as though all of that stuff is classified as well. I am really eager to dive in and test this stuff out, will certainly let you know. Just from watching videos I can tell you the operation of the radar appears to be very accurate, such as controlling antenna elevation, radar range/azimuth, bar scans etc. Whether or not it functions accurately is another story. Can't wait to see! Soon as I get back home in a few weeks I'll start getting up to speed on BMS.
But yea I would guess at least half and probably more, I know real F-16 pilots were in on the whole game so anything unclassified is fair game.