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how to use rocket attack aircrafts?

Postby Roukou » Fri 4 Apr 2014 12:40

Hello i m trying to find out how to use effectively rocket attack aircrafts.I figured out that most of players do not use them, almost everyone uses napalm,anti tank missiles,heat cluster,and HE ground attack aircrafts. I find this ok because you can use your choppers to fire rocket barrages to enemy armor and vehicles + they are always in the battlefield and you can choose the angle to attack easier. So my question are: 1)do you use rocket attack aircrafts(or they are a waste of aircraft slot in your deck) 2)how you use them and 3)what targets do you pick for them?
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Re: how to use rocket attack aircrafts?

Postby molnibalage » Fri 4 Apr 2014 13:09

Now the price of MiG-21S in USSR deck has increased but it is still very potential because its speed and firepower. Except armored Roland SAMs it is able to kill or at least stun and lower the morale of an SAM or tanks. With good recon and escorted by other AC or in spam deck their efficiency is amazing as long as you have troops which can be supported. You can brake the morale of any unit with using this. Even weaker tanks has chance to kill more advancd tanks, you can lower the morale of ATGM units and your tanks can beat them with their superior RoF.

In ALB where is much cheaper I used only MiG-21S as strike AC beccause it is so cost efficient with good availability.

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Re: how to use rocket attack aircrafts?

Postby Roukou » Fri 4 Apr 2014 14:11

molnibalage wrote:Now the price of MiG-21S in USSR deck has increased but it is still very potential because its speed and firepower. Except armored Roland SAMs it is able to kill or at least stun and lower the morale of an SAM or tanks. With good recon and escorted by other AC or in spam deck their efficiency is amazing as long as you have troops which can be supported. You can brake the morale of any unit with using this. Even weaker tanks has chance to kill more advancd tanks, you can lower the morale of ATGM units and your tanks can beat them with their superior RoF.

In ALB where is much cheaper I used only MiG-21S as strike AC beccause it is so cost efficient with good availability.


Yeah but why not use arti/mortars/MRLS to break/stun the enemy morale? Aren't Heat cluster bombers more efficiently to directly attack instead of using a rocket aircrafts just to break morale?
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Re: how to use rocket attack aircrafts?

Postby molnibalage » Fri 4 Apr 2014 14:38

I did not use cluster bombers even in ALB and now in RD the AP damage multiplier is different. I have never seen any CBU strike fighter in RD. Arty and mortar cannot hit any moving target even in ALB and now in RDR artys are slower.

MLRS is good if you play to attack a "camp" but against moving targats are nor because way to slow. In ALB I loved MLRS/Uragan but now in RD they are too slow my taste and too expensive.

After the drop is too long the time until the impact, SAMs much more easier kill a CBU strike AC even during a successful attack while a rocket equipped fast jet.

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Re: how to use rocket attack aircrafts?

Postby IIIHunterIII » Mon 7 Apr 2014 17:55

Roukou wrote:Hello i m trying to find out how to use effectively rocket attack aircrafts.I figured out that most of players do not use them, almost everyone uses napalm,anti tank missiles,heat cluster,and HE ground attack aircrafts. I find this ok because you can use your choppers to fire rocket barrages to enemy armor and vehicles + they are always in the battlefield and you can choose the angle to attack easier. So my question are: 1)do you use rocket attack aircrafts(or they are a waste of aircraft slot in your deck) 2)how you use them and 3)what targets do you pick for them?


Rocket attack aircraft are extremely cost efficient, you really can't go wrong with them. The best are the skyhawks (both variants) and the 35pt freedom fighter. Unfortunately PACT has no equivalent in the 30-40 pts price range. Still, the mig23bn is decent for 80 points (if I remember correctly) (1).

The rocket planes listed above kill any stationary AA piece or lightly armored vehicle in one run (3). You can even use the "fire position" command to attack units you don't see (2).
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Re: how to use rocket attack aircrafts?

Postby molnibalage » Mon 7 Apr 2014 20:42

Rocket attack aircraft are extremely cost efficient, you really can't go wrong with them. The best are the skyhawks (both variants) and the 35pt freedom fighter. Unfortunately PACT has no equivalent in the 30-40 pts price range.


The MiG-19 or similar PACT AC are maybe smaller but are in similar cost range and even the MiG-21MF and S has less firepower its speed far more gives better capabilites than A-4 or F-5 ever had. Against most of SAMs their unguided rockets are enough but MiG-21MF is enogh good to kill helos or low cost strike fighters. For 60 CP their are one of the best stuff in whole ALB. Their cost was buffed in RD because of this OP status.

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Re: how to use rocket attack aircrafts?

Postby audigex » Mon 11 Aug 2014 12:43

Rocket aircraft are great for a few uses, but useless in many others.

Use them against forests full of infantry and light vehicles, ideally - you only have to hit a couple of squads to be cost effective.

If you find the enemy plays with heavier armour, you can use them as meat shields/SAM bait to pave the way for much more expensive aircraft. Send them in to attack the lightest enemy units you can see, and follow up with your anti-radar jet and heavier anti-tank units. The enemy SAM will be busy with your cheapo jet (which still only has to hit a couple of squads to be cost effective) and then get destroyed by your SEAD plane, leaving your bombers with a clear run at juicier targets.

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