IIRC in AF, green was good guys, red was bad guys, yellow was bogeys. Flashing meant there was a missile inbound,
I'm afraid it's not how it works
A situation I observed showed different behaviors.
During Campaign, shortly after takeoff and abundantly within allied airspace,
a 2-ship F16 wing (Lobo2) was coming my way. No doubt they'd land at my
Picture clear, radar clear (aside the 2 contacts in front of me), and the Prox
radio channel was dead.
In CRM-RWS mode I bugged each F16 until the NCTR said they were "F16".
At this point they were near, roughly at less than 15 nm ahead.
I switched to CRM-TWS mode and observed both contacts. I use TWS a lot
because of its zoom function, so it was more an automatic gesture than
anything. After a while both contacts have begun flashing.
It's hard to describe precisely their patterns.
Both contacts have flashed. Both green and red. One of the contacts was
also steady green for a while. Occasionally both contacts have disappeared
from the scope and have reappeared on the next radar scan.
As we got very close to each other, both contacts have disappeared.
I think to have seen them last flashing red.
Very nebulous behavior to me.
Neither boogies nor missiles were in flight, and those vipers were doing nothing
but cruising toward me. What would be the information being told by their
flashing patterns?(edit: P.S.= Similar behavior was observed on a hostile a/c. A MiG-29A flashed red first, green then.
But there were 2 F16 within 30 nm of it, and I can't say whether they had engaged the MiG already)
I couldn't make out anything useful aside the suspect that if the AC turns red there's a missile
inbound for him.
In later observations I had more success. If I have an Active AMRAAM in flight,once I break the lock
the contact appears as a hollow non-flashing red triangle
with a small filled box attached at its base.But unless I break the lock, the radar contact remains yellow.(edit: Deleted the text in blue. Further observations disproved it. Everything else is accurate)
With reference to BMS, the closest symbol to this is the case explained as
"Bugged Track File With AMRAAM In Flight" (BMS-Manual.pdf, page 84).
(and just in case: I see triangles because I don't use EPAF radar cues)
None of these behaviors is explained in the manuals for AF!
This was in some document somewhere but I can't seem to find it at the moment. Maybe a website?
Please search for it. Do you remember a sequence of words? Maybe a whole
phrase on it? I wouldn't know how to look for this webpage you saw. Lots of
junk comes up in my searches, alongside hits pertaining to BMS. It gets worse if
I use acronims.
I also tried at Frugal's, but their forums don't seem to expose a Search function.
If anybody has insight, links, or urban legends! (
), please share.