Soviet AI wrote:If you want something "real", you don't give fire-and-forget variant (AGM-114L) of Hellfire missile which entered service in 1998 and put 1995 tag for it in the game. So as you do not give H&K G11 or some sci-fi laser guns to spec ops as if it's a real thing.
So are Ka-52, BTR-90, and the second generation Flanker crowd more realistic? You could question why the Mi-28 is even in the game when the Akula already is there.
Agreed. I mean, the Patriot was a bad idea, but if we're considering unicorns that don't belong in the game, all of the US's toys were at least in testing for adoption stage, including the missing F-22 (the one glaring exception being the ATACMs, which was theorized but never produced). BTR-90 was never adopted in time frame, and is still yet to be mass produced. Akula and Mi-28 not in production until 2000s, BMPT (though, to be fair, Comvat and M8 are in the same boat), Zhalo, IL-102, and MRAAM multiroles up the wazoo, despite a noticeable lack of such aircraft in the VVS doctrine at the time.
The units may have been implemented poorly, but if we're talking about unicorns, the USSR has far more ridiculous units (that either never existed, or barely did) than the US, whose "unicorns" do exist, and did in at least some form before the end of the '95.