How the fuck do VF's hit each other at all?
The speed in which they can correct their direction is much faster than you could possibly aim and they outrun any missle 99% of the time
Their bullets and missiles fly pretty quick.
Aim the gun well and you'll hit.
Missiles still hit, if the enemy don't increase the throttle and pull evasive maneuvers or shoot them down, they are dead. If the pilot is good they will survive missiles, if they are bad, missiles will kill them.
I'd imagine their targeting system is just as advanced as their ability to dodge.
If anything I'd question how any pilots can keep up with the speed before cyborgization with the VF-27 and the EX gear on YF-24 and later valkyries literally reading nerve impulses (and providing feedback) from muscles in your hands and feet to control the fighter.
My question is "Why are the missiles such utter shit?". They're LESS agile than the planes they're launched from. That makes no damn sense, because a missile has multiple advantages that should leave it with a better turning speed and circle.
Still 10x better than missiles from Gundam. Those things just give up after they pass the target. At least in Macross they continue to chase their target. Most of the time anyway.
Do you not know what fuel is
missiles are on inertial when they hit 99% of the time anyway, the idea of burning all the way to the target and having fuel to make more passes is silly, even in macross, where the missiles are said to be datalink enabled to prevent NEEDING to make multiple passes in the first place.
Missiles in US Gundam are usually grenades with guidance on them anyway, not full missiles.
The goal of the plane and pilot being chased by missiles is to make the missile expend all its energy turning while popping large amounts of countermeasures. To paraphrase:
1) Make the missile to slow down by forcing it to maneuver and waste energy.
2) Fool the missile into chasing a different target.
Nigger, they shoot missiles in dogifhgts literally tens of meters from each other, they learned from Vietnam about the neccesity of not just launching some guided missiles from 10 miles away and being assured the enemy couldn't avoid them all.