HrcAk47 wrote:Sleksa wrote:antizombies_boy wrote:I like the idea of 5HE for all the AIM-9 series. +1
This skews the difference in lethality massively for the blufor aircraft in comparison to redfor, of which a large portion is flying around with 3he missiles and missiles with same HE values but a lot worse accuracy. Imagine what the difference would be with a MiG-21 armed with 4x R-60's and a F-4 armed with 4x Aim-9E's. Both have terrible accuracy, and one of them needs 4 hits(or 3 with massively good cannon rolls) for a kill while the other needs 2 hits for a kill.
Instead, a drop in price for a lot of low end fighters coupled with higher availability would be a better way to make a lot more aircraft viable.
The "R-60 problem" is a great issue indeed. At the very least, both R-60 and R-60M can be at 4 HE, because the difference in warhead weight is minuscule.
Another workaround that can be done is ripple firing R-60s.
Base R-60's are already theoretically ripple firing, but their lethality is still much smaller than some 4HE aim-9s because of low accuracy. The problem isn't just with the R-60's though as a lot of eastern aams are already simply inferior due to generally 10-20% lower accuracy than western counterparts, giving them a 1-2HE advantage on top of that would only further skew things up.
Razzmann wrote:I fail to see it being a problem. There is barely a plane using it where it would actually matter.
In current situation it is indeed a low priority because a lot of lower end aircraft are generally not worth it because of way too high price compared to their use.
However if red dragon is going to get any further balance patches along the road, the inclusion of this change coupled with others could skew things a lot in favour of blue while leaving red hanging, and considering how wargame franchise has historically treated redfor, it's not really a welcome thought.