The people on Pakistani Defence Forum are far better at debating and far more learned than the cry babies here. You lose a debate and then cry ban....
I don't doubt your colleagues at Pak DEF are master 'de' baters, you are clearly one yourself with your master baiting here.
Perhaps if you tried a bit harder however and actually read what I said instead of what you clearly just think I wrote we would have something sensible to talk about.
Ha ha ha at read firing R-37M, never gonna happen. Even the rear firing R-73 flopped due to inferior russian expertise.
I assume based on the second part of the sentence above you perhaps meant to write: Ha ha ha at rear firing R-37M, never gonna happen. Even the rear firing R-73 flopped due to inferior russian expertise.
If you read what I actually said:
they could continue flying forward on their mission and fire a long range missile (R-37M) and have the missile turn 180 degrees at launch to engage the target while the aircraft accelerates away from the threat.
ie launch the missile in forward flight heading away from the tail chasing target threat and have the missile turn 180 degrees on launch to engage the targets behind the launch aircraft.
Often called an over the shoulder shot and nothing to do with mounting missiles facing backwards on launch rails.
And for your information the R-73, with its thrust vectoring rocket motor was the only missile the Russians found that could actually be fired backwards and still retain a lock on the target.
Btw its the K-37. R means production and its not in production. This is a common rookie mistake, so I dont blame you.
The R-37 was tested in the 1990s, it was cleared for service but did not enter service in large numbers because of a lack of funds... just test models for the few Mig-31Ms.
The R-37M is the domestic version of the RVV-BD and is intended to fly extended distances on very specific missions.