I think I can help answer your questions:Thank you very much for your information, Spartan95. You are aright, i also asked about the effects of the two types of warhead.
Now i come with another question, this time related with aircraft. Ive been reading a lot lately about tactics, maneouvering, capabilities...etc Everywhere they give utter importance to radar detection range in BVR combat to achieve 'first shot-first kill'.
1. What difference could make a E-2C Hawkeye in a BVR combat between two fighters?
2. Would the radar range of each aircraft be unimportant since they get the information from the hawkeye?
3. Would it allow a fighter with crappy radar and long range missiles to attack before it gets attacked by a superior aircraft with no hawkeye?
Don´t know if its a problem for you guys that i ask too often, but im really interested in warships and aircraft and this is the only place i know where people can really give proper answers to the stuff i cant find in the literature.
1. Support from an Early Warning aircraft can make all the difference in air combat. In almost every historical instance in which aircraft with early warning support have gone up against aircraft that didn't, Early warning has been a really big advantage.
2. I'm not sure about this. I honestly don't know enough about data-linking and the capabilites of a big dish radar like that on a Hawkeye vs. the radar on a regular fighter. Mainly I'm wondering about linking up with missiles; I don't know if a fighter pilot could use info provided by an AEW aircraft to get a lock for a missile. But there's another important fact regarding radar ranges. Aircraft that have AEW support can leave their radars off and get info from the AEW plane, which makes them much harder to detect. Radar homing missiles and any sort of passive detection equipment will have a much harder time finding them, which is very significant.
3. Again, I'm not sure, but the answer is probably, mostly yes.