with local production of C models starting from 1996 onwards in Kuorovesi.
First of all, thank you for correcting me on that.
But according to your information, Finnish F-18's introduce date set as at least 1996. Because in game's one is F-18C, not F-18D.
(How about Mk.83*4 + AIM-9M*4 or Mk.83*8 + AIM-9M*2, 140~150pts range and 40% ECM?)
And I want to complain about the partial selection of history. If Finland appeared in game BLUFOR, as a pro-western Europe while being influenced by USSR maybe I can understand about the Spike-MR, Sholef, Hornet, etc...
But because RD is using the alternative histroy that USSR and the REDFOR didn't have suffered by economical crisis so they can keep conflicting against whole BLUFOR in here. USSR heavily debt by Finland so giving them SA-11 and some other kinds, USA and France selling their own prototypes(some things were even they didn't adopted yet!)... REALLY these events can be placed on this alternative history?
USSR was never been suffered by economical crisis so they wouldn't be dept other countries(Finland, South Korea, etc...), and keep influencing to Finland... Why USA and France, Isreal sell their high-end techonlolgy to their enemies(or enemies's satellite country)? Is Khomeini appeared in Finland after they received Hornets?
From my point of view, it seems there's no standard about basement.
shnowitzer wrote:I find this all to be rather circumstantial, and don't buy it. And going by your explanation, the way I see it Finland can either have the F-18 or the Spike MR, but not both. You say that Finnish pilots first began receiving F-18 training in 1992. As in after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the cold war. By then Finland would have normalized relations with the US. But in the case of the wargame's alternate history timeline, the USSR still exists and cold war alliances are still in place. Therefore the US would have no reason to sell weapons to a nation they view as hostile, and Finland would not acquire F-18s, but are now able to purchase the Spike MR. You also state that because they decided to buy F-18s, they lacked the money to purchase the Spike MR. Going by actual history, if Finland buys F-18s, then procurement of the Spike MR gets pushed back to 2000 which is out of time frame.
I fully agree with this view.
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