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Question/Observation for you guys with ArmA...I noticed on the third video that the Harrier's airspeed was around "700" through most of the flight (the video was pixelated so it was hard to see precisely). I hope this speed indicator is in kph...'cause there isn't a snowball's chance in hell a Harrier will do 700 knots on the deck (nautical miles per hour...the real-world universal airspeed unit). You're approaching/passing/passed supersonic at that speed and altitude.
Don't really care...as long as everything's balanced. Since this is a realistic war sim, and its release has only been in Germany and the Czech Republic, I assume the speed indicator is universal for all vehicles and given in metric units.
'cause there isn't a snowball's chance in hell a Harrier will do 700 knots on the deck (nautical miles per hour...the real-world universal airspeed unit). You're approaching/passing/passed supersonic at that speed and altitude.
From the above source, a cruising speed of 480 knots is also extremely optimistic. Typical cruising speeds will be around 300-350 knots...attack speeds between 480-540 knots. Cruise speeds are normally based on weapon loadout, fuel weight, etc. 300-350 knots at cruise gives most planes the best speed/fuel/range efficiency. On the tactical employment side: Many weapons (other than A/A missiles) cannot be employed above 600 knots due to aerodynamic and/or seeker performance issues.
It honestly doesn't matter that much...I'm really not one of those DO OR DIE simulator fanatics. Again, I suspect that the speed is given in kilometers per hour so all of this is N/A.