First-time poster here, please be gentle. I'm a journalist trying to learn what a Boeing 777 would have looked like through the instrumentation of a single SA-11 Buk TELAR. What information would the radar screen have provided? Just altitude and heading? Would the Buk's system given the operator any other sense that it was a civilian jet liner?
Also: IHS Janes says the TELAR has an "auto-detect" mode that allows the system to basically target a plane automatically could that explain how an inexperienced operator might have mistakenly fired on MH17?
Basically, I'm just trying to understand what the world looks like when you're buttoned up inside the launcher.