Originally posted by Reticuli:
You don't need an STT lock? That probably is inaccurate. I don't think I've ever tried it. Thought it wouldn't even give you permission. There is a maddog launch permission override in LOMAC, though.
You have to lock onto the target, but your radar is never on; your missle is using the much more powerful radar energy of the awacs instead.
Therefore, the target never knows you've locked him up, etc.
It's what flying a Flanker/Mig-29 bvr is all about
Sounds like the change may have been another of those, "It's not hard enough, therefore it just can't be realistic" arguments, instead of reality.
Maybe not, but it fits the criteria