Hey! I'm relatively new to ASuW warfare and was wondering if anyone can explain to me.
The Visby has an in-simulation radar detection range (against other surface ships) of only 16.6 M. In order words, the horizon, not over-the-horizon (OTH). However, the surface sensors ring shows 22.5 M and the database says the radars have ranges of 80 M, 48 M, and 25 M. What is going on, why is everything inconsistent??? It also does not appear to match reality! The Visby’s in-simulation “stealth” is also quite questionable. Against a Russian destroyer radar, the Visby is detected at 80% of the range of corvettes with hundreds of times greater radar cross sections. Set the Visby and the Göteborg up against the Sovremenny and the Göteborg is detected at 100 M and the Visby at 80 M. In conclusion, the Visby cannot see anything beyond the horizon, anything that appears on the horizon can instantly detect it, and OTH it is detected at twice the range it detects anything using its Seawatch, which is its only OTH!
In reality, I believe it uses a Pilot Mk.3 that is X-band, not I-band, and not the Pilot Mk.2 (1992) or Pilot Mk.1 (1988). Detailed specs of the Pilot Mk.3 are available. I do not know how to get the range using the specs but maybe anyone does? The Sea Giraffe AMB (not called “3D” AFAIK) has a range of 97 M, sources say. I do not know the range of the CEROS 200, which is actually a stealth version. Sources say the Visby is detectable at 30% of the range of other ships, probably corvettes. Another quite major correction is that the Visby does not have a Missile Defence of 4, which makes the AI waste missiles against it, it is “Hydra TAS”, and height is 72.8.
The Visby in Command it seems is not even close to reality. Am I missing anything?
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