Admiral Piett wrote:Another505's suggestion here is well worth adding to the OP I think (unless Xeno knows something I don't, which is possible). In short:
Current J-7C --> J-7H
Unchanged load out (2xSRAAMs, 2x500kg bombs)
0% ECM --> 10% ECM
Current J-7H --> J-7D
Unchanged load out (2xSRAAMs, 1x1000kg bomb)
0% ECM --> 20% ECM
What would prices go to with those changes? Anyone?
I'll first repost the J-7 family tree:http://www.afwing.com/intro/j-7/legend/J-7_version.jpg
And to avoid confusions, everybody should know that the alphabet suffix is new, PLAAF switched to it sometimes ago, but the original naming convention is pretty much like the tanks. The J-7C would be in that case J-7-III. Why is this important? Cause since long ago China used alphabet for export models and that new naming convention tends easily be mixed and mistook for one of the export models.
Now, there are primary 3 lines of J-7. The first and most produced one are the J-7-II line which is based on MiG-21F, a more nimbler fighter from what i hear. The second line is J-7-III (aka J-7C), which is based on MiG-21MF. The last one is J-7E line (which started to use the alphabet naming), it is in simple terms a greatly improved J-7-II, biggest difference is the double delta wing (dunno how to call it in english, might be the wrong name).
So for all intent and purpose the ingame J-7C should have got the same ecm like MiG-21MF from the beginning (currently at 20%). The weapon loadout is fine, beside the wrong cannon.http://www.afwing.com/intro/j-7/legend/J7_legend-28.htm
飞机上还加装或换装了 KJ-11 型自动驾驶仪、506 型双频段超短波电台、264 甲型无线电高度表、XS-6A 型信标接收机、WL-7 型无线电罗盘、HZX-4 型航向姿态系统、930-2 型机尾雷达告警器、605 甲型敌我识别器、941 型箔条/红外干扰弹投放器和 481 型数据传输/导航系统等机载电子设备。
blablabla stuff about onboard electronics... type 930-2 RWR... blablabla... type 941 flare/IR bait launcher
The J-7D or J-7-IIIA came along in 1991, but generally that line is quite small, all in all production never exceeded 100 planes, that is including the IIIA. The primary improvment are: A better engine, better avionics, btter radar, capability to fire PL-8, all direction radar warning receiver and a twin barrel 23mm cannon. The J-7 is capable to carry that 1000kg bomb but it is rather unusual, since the centerline droptank needs to go, thats also the reason why i was trying to make J-7 pure ASF in my "could-be-roster". Anyway to rerole J-7H into J-7D would be quite "logical" ingame, 1) it's model is closer to the real thing 2) it's the direct successor to J-7C
For completion i'll also add a short summary of J-7H or rather the J-7-IIH. It is basically a J-7-II with the capability of firing PL-8, that's it nothing more.
Technically the ingame J-7H just needs to be renamed and get a bit ecm, but i'm not sure if eugen consider this as rerole of inconsistency fix. But I will add the ecm for both planes under inconsistencies.