FrangibleCover wrote:The game is still set in early 1992 though.
If this was the case we wouldn't see 95% of the 1991+ prototypes we see in the game. the 1992 date you quote is a fantasy number and there has never been any acknowledgement of any official timelines since the world has repeatedly gone to nuclear ww3 before 1990 if we count all the previous wargame title's campaigns on top of rd's.
FrangibleCover wrote: Real Finland didn't get their F-18s until 1995, too late for the game.
See the first reply, and it would make your attempt to define official timelines by yourself a bit more legit if you could keep them consistent.
As far as the hornet goes and as some people have previously stated as well in this thread, the hornets were C models with the jammer package on them, and the overall package was compared to other similiar aircraft with xeno. Americans dropped the idea due to several reasons, some of them stated in this thread, but also due to things like already having a massive and extremely capable sead fleet.
To me this mostly seems like a case of being upset that a export country has a thing that seems better than the manufacturer's, of which there's dozens of cases within wargame's unit roster. One could just as well demand 2-2-1-1 armor to all finnish xa's because that's what the norwegian xa's, as surely finns (and swedes) would never use inferior armor to protect their troops compared to some dingy arse export nation with more oil than kuwait and worse weather than scotland.
For the sake of consistency I'd suggest also to campaign for Germany to get mg42 reservists (á la scandies), Crotale NG to France (not just on the la fey jette), Polish kub m4 to ussr, yugoslavian 142km lasers and 50km ground launched r-73's for ussr, and mexas leopards for germany, for a small start.