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  1. Sonobuoys typically transmit via VHF, so there is a practical range of about 20 km. Much of the fundamentals of ASW is covered by my Tactics 101 piece on the subject.
  2. 51 years ago, twelve F-4s, from the 8th TFW, released Paveway “smart” bombs, to finally knock down the Thanh Hóa (Dragon's Jaw) Bridge in N.Vietnam (April 27, 1972). Previously, 871 conventional bombing sorties had only succeeded in scratching the bridge. Air Power
  3. Warship vulnerability: lessons from the Moskva sinking (Tom Sharpe OBE)
  4. Pretty sure the Mk 54 has been in the DB for years.
  5. Yes, still the case. The annex limits are largely to blame. Unfortunately this includes dedicating any time to fixing errors for the moment.
  6. Being released on Steam today : Nuclear War Simulator
  7. Thanks, Enrique. I see you tried a mix of weapons, and S-300V was more or less capable of intercepting all of them.
  8. I ran a test scenario in Command. A single Kh-22NA (NATO AS-4 Kitchen B Mod 3) was launched from a Tu-22M3 (NATO Backfire C) at near maximum range. The target was an industrial plant in Dnipro, Ukraine. A single Ukrainian S-300V1 (NATO SA-12) SAM battery was set up near the target. The S-300V1 began engagement (with 2x 9M83 missiles) when the Kh-22NA was at about 16 nm from the target, and descending below about 28,000 feet. The Kh-22NA was intercepted with 1x 9M83 SAM at about 9.7 nm from the target, while moving at 1499 kt and at 17,330 feet. I thought the scenario was interesting given the recent tragic Kh-22 strike in Dnipro and the widespread claims (by Ukraine and others) that Ukraine has no capability to defend against Kh-22. I didn't think that sounded technically correct, given that Ukraine does possess the S-300V1 and it was designed to defend against such weapons as Lance, Pershing and SRAM. The Kh-22 is certainly a challenging target, but the S-300V1 is at least technically capable of defending against it. (On "paper" or in a sim like this, of course. Caveats apply.) Still interested in what you might find in HCE.
  9. I wonder if someone might do me a favour and set up a test scenario that pits S-300V (SA-12) against the Kh-22 (AS-4). Run it a few times and let me know how often the S-300V is successful in shooting down the Kh-22.
  10. How A British Submarine Spent Hours Under A Russian Aircraft Carrier (The War Zone, 11 January 2023)
  11. The First Battle of the Next War: Wargaming a Chinese Invasion of Taiwan (CSIS, 9 January)
  12. private

    sam sites

    Hi John, Add SAM sites just like any other unit. They are organized in the DB under Intl (international) by origin and with the prefix 'SAM' by name. The entries typically reflect a complete battery (launchers and associated radars) but in some cases you could add higher level radars to the mix. You can emplace the SAM sites individually on the map or add them to formations. I hope this helps.
  13. An account of the sinking of Moskva that claims radar ducting: It became known how exactly Russian cruiser Moskva was discovered and sunk: details and photos (Ukrainska Pravda)
  14. Bulldogs Away 2022 Fiction Essay Contest Winner (Proceedings, November 2022)
  15. Flight Global 2023 World Air Forces directory (pdf)
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