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Philco AIM-9B "Sidewinder"

31.1k WarHawk95  6 months ago

Warning : This post is already outdated since I re-made all the flight model, explosionScale and targetingAngle properties. I am likely to release a new version, hardcore realistic, quite soon.

The missile :

AIM-9B "Sidewinder"

Sadly, I'm not gonna talk about the history of the Sidewinder, everyone knows how to use Wikipedia.
But instead I'll tell you about the build.

Now, how do you use it in the designer ?
  • First, grab the missile of your choice by the black circle on its top (in red on the following image) (also, note that this circle is the black space you can see in the "bathroom scale" part of the description) :
  • Create a subassembly.
  • To install on your build, drag the assembly, still with the circle, and put it under the pylon of your aicraft. Be careful, the missile's fins could connect to the wings of your aircraft.
    In game : (behavior based on War Thunder)
  • By default, toggle ActivationGroup2.
  • After 4 seconds, the missiles are ready and will lock instantly if pointed correctly.
  • Be quick, the missile will "overheat" and shut itself off 10 seconds after being ready to lock if both missiles haven't been fired.
  • If this happens, deactivate AG2 immediately, wait a few seconds, and repeat the process from Step 1.

The missile is 1:1 scaled, and its mass is correct too : 72kg.

Reference document used :

The rail :

Guided Missile Launcher, Model AERO-3B

Everything about this rail has been patiently measured on a real GML kept at my local aviation museum. The size is accurate, the mass too.
Yes, the mass too. I weighted it myself. With a bathroom scale. It weights about 21-22 kg. Also because of that now the SPBC considers me as a f#cking madlad.


About the post :

I made 4 versions of my AIM-9/AERO-3 assembly, for each type of users, and each level of detail.

1) Fully detailed, 72 parts in total. The missile has moving front fins and the launcher has a detailed rail.

2) Detailled missile, but connected to a low part count launcher : 48 parts in total.

3) "Training" Sidewinder. just like the real one, lacks the rollerons and has a different livery, allowing less parts. the front fins don't move and the seeker has been simplified. 29 parts.

4) Ultra-low part count for users that want a realistic missile but don't really care about a 20-30 parts missile [I absolutely ain't targeting BogdanX or MisterT ;) ].
9 parts.

Now, have fun with those !!!
Also, thank you if you leave an upvote !
And if you really enjoy this post, maybe consider a spotlight ? 🥺

Also, huge thanks to MisterT, ollielebananiaCFSP and EternalDarkness for helping me about the screenshots.

P.S. : You can use it on your builds, that's why I made them, just give credit lol

Talking about credits, I forgot to give credit for the aircraft used in the thumbnails : F-86K Sabre Dog by RicardoAs1515 and Polish MiG-21 by GlargiBoo.

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 1.3ft (0.4m)
  • Length 9.2ft (2.8m)
  • Height 7.1ft (2.1m)
  • Empty Weight 816lbs (370kg)
  • Loaded Weight 816lbs (370kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading -439,839.3lbs/ft2 (-2,147,483.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 746

Parts

  • Number of Parts 158
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    What a mad lad

    Pinned 5 months ago
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    this guy is actually crazy

    Pinned 6 months ago
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    31.1k WarHawk95

    Thanks for the 15k guys !!!

    Pinned 6 months ago
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    31.1k WarHawk95

    @RaendyLeBeau do you speak french ? Just asking

    26 days ago
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    3,728 RaendyLeBeau

    awesome

    27 days ago
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    22.0k Qingqiu

    This is what I need most,great.
    Up for this and i hope can use this on my JF-17

    one month ago
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    3,408 mLk

    @ollielebananiaCFSP rien mdr

    one month ago
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    31.1k WarHawk95

    @ollielebananiaCFSP ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    one month ago
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    @mLk17 le rapport avec moi ?

    one month ago
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    3,408 mLk

    @WarHawk95 ok

    one month ago
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    31.1k WarHawk95

    @mLk17 ben si les ailerons ont du drag, le vent relatif les fait bouger

    one month ago
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    3,408 mLk

    @WarHawk95 Et ça marche ?

    one month ago
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    31.1k WarHawk95

    @mLk17 juste des rotators en floppy, avec des ailerons attachés dessus.

    one month ago
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    3,408 mLk

    @WarHawk95 @ollielebananiaCFSP J'ai vy sur ta bio que tu es le seul a faire des ailerons qui marchent pour les missiles. Comment tu fais ? FT?

    one month ago
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    31.1k WarHawk95

    @WiiMini woo woo thx man

    4 months ago
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    I'm your 210th follower
    wooo wooo
    5

    4 months ago
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    31.1k WarHawk95

    @FoxBoy78 even thoufgh I tried, I can't like something I can't see...

    4 months ago
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    31.1k WarHawk95

    @rexrexThezion well, since I can't hit a target if I'm launching the missile when the target is coming at me, and I can't even hit him if I'm at the target's side, but I can only hit him if i'm in his 6, I can tell it's pretty realistic

    5 months ago
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    19.7k rexzion

    @WarHawk95 how could you tell it was realistic tho

    5 months ago
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    31.1k WarHawk95

    @rexrexThezion I played with the maxForwardThrustForce, maxHeadingAngleAdjustmentRate and maxVelocityAngleAdjustmentRate up to the point I got a flight model I found realistic. That means I observed the missile's behavior, against a non-maneuvering MiG-21, launched from different angles.

    5 months ago
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    19.7k rexzion

    @WarHawk95 how did you make the correct flight characteristics tho

    5 months ago
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    31.1k WarHawk95

    @rexrexThezion hehe !!!
    I'm finishing it

    5 months ago
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    19.7k rexzion

    wer is the new sidewinder i want it even though it won't hit anything at all

    5 months ago
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    31.1k WarHawk95

    @Bacondoggie that's what a lot of people tell me when I say I measure things with a fucking caliper and a bathroom scale

    5 months ago
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    31.1k WarHawk95

    @ChrisPy well, IDK, maybe. But I thought it would be fun to complicate a bit the gameplay in SP too ;)

    5 months ago
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