A couple of random thoughts about the Iran vs Iraq war as a scenario for DCS and the just started Pre-Order of the Mi-24P.
The second half of the P-825/02 covers a variety of advanced procedures and techniques. Discussing all of them will be way too long, so this article and the next are a brief overview of a limited set of those concepts. In particular, this article covers the Intercept Progression and the Lead Collision.
A comparison between real life and the DCS Syria Map thanks to the picture taken by 132nd.AssafB in his recent trip to the Northern Golan Heights.
The Intercept following the documentation from the early 2000s is somewhat similar to the Modern doctrine previously discussed, although there are substantial differences in the techniques used to close the distance, the DT and the CT.
The somewhat simpler approach makes techniques more suitable to aircraft with older avionics such as the F-14.
The declassified and freely accessible documents cover only co-speed intercepts. This is a short study that aims to quantify the impact of the difference between VF14 and VTGT on the Collision Course.
Last article dedicated to the Modern Intercept Geometry, based on the CNATRA P-825, rev. 2017. I recorded three short demo videos, each using a different gameplan and scenario.