Amen. But, I'll kill you in your Super Ferret in a regular Ferret. Oldskool style.
Haesslich said:The AIM-54 Phoenix is NOT a cruise missile - cruise missiles are effectively unmanned planes using turbofan engines with really long ranges. The Phoenix is a fast, long-ranged missile originally designed for engaging enemy fighters or bombers at long ranges - the outer air battle, as it were. This was an effective concept back when the missile was designed, for targets such as Soviet bombers, as you could let the radar suite target the enemy for the missiles you launched.
One interesting side note about the Pheonix missile is that it was originally designed for the SR-71 fighter modification (hence its speed mach 5+)and it was also intended to carry a nuclear warhead to destroy large formations of Soviet bombers(hence its large size.) The AIM-54 missile was also the first active homing missile in the US military arsenal and it was the only one for a long time. With the advent of the AMRAAM missile the USAF finally had an active homing misslie. The AIM-7 Sparrow was a semi-active homing missile meaning the plane had to provide the guidance information to the missile by keeping the target painted. I had to learn all about this stuff when i was in the military I worked on the HAWK III missile system.
Oh you're on. Old school indeed, but if I get a lock (didn't that have heat-seakers?), you're one more ace kill.overmortal said:Amen. But, I'll kill you in your Super Ferret in a regular Ferret. Oldskool style.
Frosty?LeHah said:I dunno. I think Frosty is worse than the Epee.
Neat thing about a Ferret is that it's suited for dancing with missiles. Even your Javelin HS. Of course, you have to get behind me to get a lock, and you'll never see my pipes, unless you've ejected and I'm doing my victory fly-by and waggling my wings.ptk said:Oh you're on. Old school indeed, but if I get a lock (didn't that have heat-seakers?), you're one more ace kill.
"Frosty" is how you'd feel floating around in the vacuum once I turned your ship into scrap.ptk said:Frosty?