Energy Maneuverability Redux

Military aircraft - Post cold war aircraft, including for example B-2, Gripen, F-18E/F Super Hornet, Rafale, and Typhoon.
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Unread post20 Feb 2018, 05:57

Keep it up!
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Unread post25 Feb 2018, 03:06

Now the striker moves. This answers the age-old tactical question: should I go left (LHT) or right (RHT)? See attached picture and videos.

Imagine that the striker is in between the two white circles (min turn radius) and initially westbound (see picture). Again, the larger black dots represent the MiG (western dot) and escort (southern dot) in circular orbits. After 90 degrees of turn, the landscape before the striker is much more favorable with a left-hand turn than with a right-hand one. This is as expected, but quantifies the relationship like you haven't seen before:
NTTR Left Turn vs Right.png
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Unread post02 Mar 2018, 05:53

Well, I think I've made my point.

I've found another vector I can use to pursue this, feel free to post in the meantime.
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Unread post03 Mar 2018, 00:26

I haven't looked through the vba, so perhaps this is a stupid question, but this is just planar correct?
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Unread post03 Mar 2018, 04:34

It is. All the graphics have been God's-eye views, and all runs have been done at 20,000 MSL. It can be extended to 3D, but I haven't determined how to depict that yet.
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