I've seen numerous posts before about people asking why aim9's suck so much.
I personally thought it's all about where and when you use them, not just in the game but irl as well.
A number of people replied saying they under perform.
So really this is because no one knows 100% for sure?
It's all observational stuff and no solid data?
If anything I imagine that the Military wants the American public to think they over perform so that their tax dollars are going to good use. ;)
And that China for example, think think they under perform so they take risks they usually wouldn't. :p
Compared to the aim9's that were first developed that missed when you're maybe a hundred feet from a nice hot after burner that would miss and the ones today that can tell the difference between a flare and an engine from a lot further, maybe it's just modeled to suit the mid 80's to early 90's period when the game is based?
I'm talking crap I know, because it's only a game but I'm just interested to see how many people who make these claims know what they're talking about.