I actually don't know how far away I can see an airframe's collision lights, it might be less... ummm..... hold on. :p
edit: Okay, after a test, it turns out that the player's F/A-18E collision lights actually cant be seen from up to 10 nm away. :p I could barely make out the lights at 2 nm, none at all at 6 nm, and visibility improved rapidly going from 2 nm to 1.5 nm to 1 nm and to 3/4 of a mile, which was good.
The only problem is that the lights tend to abruptly lose their luminosity at around .1 or .2 miles. <_<
From what carrier pilots have written about it, it seems 2 - 1.5 nm is pretty realistic compared to the real thing.
Edited by Lion (05/23/12 01:33 PM)
- Active Jane's F/A-18E Super Hornet multiplayer squadron.