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All Pakistani F-16s present and accounted for according to the non-Indian source Foreign Policy.

 

The eagerness of India and Indians to claim an F-16 kill now starts to appear more like desperation in various ways. The sound of 1.3 billion Indians crying out as one in rage at the news will likely create an environment for hostilities to continue.

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Regardless, the bombing itself seems to have been an embarrassing failure. I don't 100% buy the altitude excuse, because I didn't think that is how GPS bombs have their coordinates loaded, but it does seem clear nothing of value was hit. Where as the Indians definitely lost an aircraft in the ensuing air battle.

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Glenn, you're still not getting the geometry of mountains and mountain valleys vs radar, even on aircraft flying comparatively high.

 

Using the example of high points around Amistrar and Jammu and looking in the direction of Islamabad. You're saying, even if the available elevation is several hundred meters above the plains, the mountains somewhere around maybe Kotli or Gujar Khan are obstructing the horizon at and east of Islamabad to above 30,000 feet, correct?

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Glenn, you're still not getting the geometry of mountains and mountain valleys vs radar, even on aircraft flying comparatively high.

 

 

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Using the example of high points around Amistrar and Jammu and looking in the direction of Islamabad. You're saying, even if the available elevation is several hundred meters above the plains, the mountains somewhere around maybe Kotli or Gujar Khan are obstructing the horizon at and east of Islamabad to above 30,000 feet, correct? Which ones?

 

 

I just wasted 4 perfectly good Phoenix missiles because some bar steward decided to duck behind a mountain.

 

 

Phoenix is to a 40N6 as AA-2 Atoll is to an AIM-9X.

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My first experience firing artillery in direct fire mode at a target on a elevation lower than my gun was a tad embarrassing. It's not as easy as it seems and that was using a stationary gun, not a moving aircraft that needs to consider anti-aircraft defenses as well.

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