You see, Ivan, when you equip jammer of the elektronika, enemy will be afraid to shoot for fear of missile defection.
AFAIK DCS only simulates a reduction of range with jammers and not any form of offensive jamming – SPJ only. So you’d only know if you tried with and without the jammer and then seeing when you got shot at with the jammer vs without.
I had thought that the U22 pod on the Viggen was an offensive jammer but I believe it too only functions as a SPJ.
Basically what @Franze said. Initially I was looking for something obvious like a missile going “stupid”. That never happened.
So next is to look for something less obvious like a reduced engagement range. That takes a bit more of a structured experimental approach. i.e. set up a standard altitude, speed and heading and make multiple runs with the jammer off and on. Then again with different altitude, speed and heading, etc. I will probably have to create another EW range with the SAM placed at an airfield that is listed in the RSBN table. That way I can get an accurate range.
This is something I will probably do at some point but for now, since I have noticed virtually no jammer effect on the initial runs, and especially since the auto-chaff doesn’t work, this has taken a back burner.
Right now I’m working on a South Ossetia campaign based on the map above and also a Viggen ELINT campaign where you will fly several ELINT Reece runs and then, using the data you collected, plan and fly a SEAD mission.
Working from the SO map above and I’m finding some interesting stuff in GoogleEarth.
The place names next to the symbols appear to be the nearest village to the base. Mostly they do not match up to the DCS town names, bit so far I have been able to search on them in GE and then do a visual search for the “signature” of a eastern block military base - walled enclosure with guard towers and standardized buildings in side. Obviously for a helicopter base (technically a base and not a FARP although I’ve been using FARP to designate them) you also need to see helipads.
I want to use the Structures available in the DCS mission editor to recreate these bases. The admin, maintenance and barracks buildings are a good enough fit. The single helipad also works if the ground is flat enough that you don’t get a huge “mesa”. I can even use something to establish a small fenced in area. The challenge is the underlying ground texture.
Before I jump down a google and DCS forum rabbit hole, is it even possible to change a bit of ground texture the way you can in FSX?
Way back in DCS v1.5 there was a utility called Witchcraft that allowed for real time adjustments to map objects. Don’t know if anything like it exists today. Here is my factory complex in the Back Of The Hand mission -
I think that it is still around. I have not tried it in a few years. If I remember right, it allowed you to call lua commands through a network connection to make changes on the server. Technically, you can just do that in a lua script attached to your mission but the feature of witchcraft that was so neat (for me) was using the lua commands to figure out what my mission was doing wrong
I am pretty sure that real time script debugging is still available through a browser window, by connecting to the right port (#?). There was talk that the editor would get map object manipulation …
I googled ‘dcs witchcraft’ and did not see anything new.
I’ve got a training/PVP Mission for the Channel Map which might be something fun and different for @schurem 's fight club this week. It features quite a few trains that you can hunt over in France while being shot at by Flak and AAA and a few targets that can be spawned in via the F10 menu: Some German Schnellboote that will patrol the channel and there are some ground targets in southern England if you can’t be bothered to cross the Channel. Requires the WWII Asset pack and The Channel Map. TF-51Ds are included but I have not set up any recon missions for them.
It’s designed primarily with the Mossie in mind so very focused on ground attack. There are a whole bunch of Fw 190 and Bf 109 slots available as well but I haven’t added any bomber raids yet. Antons are set to hotstart without fuel as they feature very long warmup times, the other WWII fighters are set to coldstart as they’ll be warmed up pretty quickly anyway.