This brings us to the subject of missile evasion.
If the red RA light on the left side of the cockpit begins to flash, take these steps.
- Press 4 to activate your radar jammer. The green RAD light will come on. The missile will show as a yellow blip on your radar screen. If it passes you or the RA light goes out, turn off your jammer to reduce your RCS (radar cross-section), and try to dis- appear again. If it doesn't go out, execute a 90-degree break turn (forget your RCS, you've already been spotted), and press 2 to release chaff.
- The procedure is pretty much the same for heat seekers, only the red IR light will flash, and you need to press 3 to activate your IR jammer. (Yep, you've got an IR jammer! This plane rocks! It also doesn't affect your RCS, heh heh heh.) Press 1 to release a flare if that doesn't work. Unlike the radar jammer, you can't turn off the IR jammer: it has to cool off in it's own time.
If you followed the above procedures (and they worked), you are alive, but you probably have an RCS the size of Minnesota. Now is the time to make like a ninja and vanish without trace, Grasshopper! Follow the instructions above for reducing your RCS. If all that stuff doesn't work, and you get hit by a missile, logic dictates that your aircraft will be damaged.
MiGMan thanks Miles McCorsion