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Old 03-07-2020, 04:07 AM   #41
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Even if you take the BVR and SA advantage away from the Hornet - it is still far superior to the Mig-21 in every way and should win any fight hand’s down, fi flown correctly.
Sorry, I very much disagree, at least I would never say "far superior." The F-18 is a superior aircraft because of BVR, better SA, better avionics overall. Take that away and it's really up to what the missiles decide to end up doing. If the flights merge, then the F-18's better turn rate and AoA tolerance will help line up another shot much faster, but that doesn't mean you can't simply get blown out of the sky by a MiG's first volley of missiles. So no, a neutered F-18 should not be expected to win a "fight hands down." Its better flight characteristics do not make it missile proof.
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Old 03-07-2020, 04:25 AM   #42
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I've been really struggling with the "Ode to Mongo" mission too, finding the same problems as everyone else.

I guess given what has already been said, I'm interested in how is everyone else intereacting with your flight in this mission because in the rare event that Itake out the first two 21's, I'm Nigel no friends after this and therfore I'm essentially a sitting duck for whatever comes my way over the target area.
I don't know. For some reason your wingman isn't on the radio list if you're using simplified communications (the \ key). I could be missing something simple. Communications and how it's integrated into a mission is the final frontier for me with the F-18. My wingman usually figures it out and engages on his own but ends up wasting his sparrows at long range. If he survives, he seems to proceed immediately to the bomb target, usually getting shot down by a SAM in the process.

The other SEAD flight engages the air defenses on their own, but they seem to take their sweet time. After splashing both MiGs, I usually circle around a few times outside the target area to wait for the HARMs to do their job before I head in with the bombs.
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