FoxZz wrote:It doesn't stun indeed, but I believe it still inflicts more moral damage.
What's the point of this? Bigger HE causes more moral damage? Water makes clothes wet?
And considering 7HE missiles is a no go because of 1 hit crit kill, you still need to differantiate between a Phoenix and an AMRAAM when it comes to warhead. So keeping the AMRAAM to 5HE makes sense. Furthermore its logic, modern missiles relies more on accuracy than explosive to destroy a plane while older missile have a larger warhead so they can still kill the plane when they near miss, as such, older missiles carry a bigger warhead.
AIM-9 (later versions) have around 10 kg warheads. AMRAAM has 22 kg warhead. AIM-7s (later versions) have 39 kg warheads. Nearly double. AIM-54 has 60 kg (8 HE) warhead. The difference exists. And there should be a difference between AMRAAM and AIM-7. At the same time, there should be difference between AMRAAM and AIM-9 as well.
Well how many planes caryy the R60 and the R77 ?
They rather carry the R60/M at 4HE and a SARH missile such as the R24 missile which would be 6HE, so the issue would actually be solved.
17 planes carry R-60 or R-60M. R-60 can't oneshot a flying eggshell that is Gazelle. That is the 16 or so percent of Redfor air force being saddled with uselessness (and extra cost - every missile is +5 to price), never to be selected ingame unless they carry something else for ground attack. Which is not an issue. The issue is that there is a whole family of fighter planes (MiG-23), a staggering 6 of them which never ever see action, even though they were literally the backbone of Pact from 1970s to the very end (MiG-29s were usually obtained in small batches). Did you see a flying MiG-23 in game... ever?