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Old 04-02-2018, 03:28 PM   #11
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Uh-huh. My retort to that is that the F/A-18C is little more than a hornet (insect) to the Flanker.Seriously, though, it's all just bias. Let's wait until we can actually see who's right and wrong to make decisions.
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Old 04-03-2018, 11:45 PM   #12
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Hornet EA is hobbled vs. Red FC3 jets. No AMRAAM, STT only, no 9X, no JHMCS.
Yeah, I suspect it will be tough going at EA. Once the module matures though it will be pretty potent. AMRAAM, 9X, ATFLIR, full APG73 functionality, JHMCS, Link 16... tough combo to beat.

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Old 04-04-2018, 07:41 PM   #13
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It might be a bit limited at first but I strongly suspect the Hornet will be the single most capable fighter and fixed wing mudmover in the game once released. The reasons are a combination of maneuverability, payload and simply the variety of payload it can carry.
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Old 04-06-2018, 05:11 AM   #14
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It might be a bit limited at first but I strongly suspect the Hornet will be the single most capable fighter and fixed wing mudmover in the game once released. The reasons are a combination of maneuverability, payload and simply the variety of payload it can carry.

Agreed - particularly when the JHMCS and Aim9x combo are available. That'll be a massive impact on WVR fights in the game, and the Hornet will be close to equal to the F15 so far as MRM fights with the Aim120. Plus as you said, all the a2g ord and systems as well. Hornet will reign supreme until some future a/c, perhaps the Tomcat will displace it, but not in visual range fights.
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Old 04-06-2018, 05:42 AM   #15
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It will overall be very competitive. Since JHCMS and AIM120 capability are not on the table for some time (maybe after TGP, Harm, A/G radar?) It will be a lot more effective on the 1980s servers until then. Short legs, lower acceleration / top speed and 7-7.5G limit will be the most major downsides of this jet.
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Old 04-06-2018, 01:42 PM   #16
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How more system fidelity in modern planes like this, how more easy it gets to kill things. As long as you know how to operate all those goodies. You will have more options and more SA.
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Old 04-06-2018, 04:24 PM   #17
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Ill just add my subjective 2c here.

Once the Hornet gets ALL of its weapon functionality Im gonna have fun trolling enemy defences with the HARMs, Im probably gonna try some weird all AIM9X loadout for another type of trolling down in the weeds with the Flankers, as well as an all AMRAAM loadout for some Link16 fun with some fellow Hornet trollers.

With all of that said, Im gonna be spending the majority of my time in the F14, because Mach2+, no fancy fbw systems, and a buddy in the back seat to guide those long range sticks in, kind of trumps the Hornet in the cool factor by a mile
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Old 04-06-2018, 05:09 PM   #18
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Ill just add my subjective 2c here.

Once the Hornet gets ALL of its weapon functionality Im gonna have fun trolling enemy defences with the HARMs, Im probably gonna try some weird all AIM9X loadout for another type of trolling down in the weeds with the Flankers, as well as an all AMRAAM loadout for some Link16 fun with some fellow Hornet trollers.

With all of that said, Im gonna be spending the majority of my time in the F14, because Mach2+, no fancy fbw systems, and a buddy in the back seat to guide those long range sticks in, kind of trumps the Hornet in the cool factor by a mile
Until someone released a DCS S-400 or S-500 module, one module to troll them all! And it woud compensate the lack of modern red force fighters.
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Old 04-06-2018, 05:57 PM   #19
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We need an AI S-400 system! The S-300 system decimates AI F-15Cs, so I wonder what an S-400 system would do...
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Old 04-06-2018, 06:36 PM   #20
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Yeah well the problem with SAMs is you can steer clear of them so that diminishes their effectiveness and trolling factor. You can also make them run out of missiles with relative safety.

At some point the hornet will also have the SLAM-ER which will be excellent for taking down radars.
If we ever got a MIG31 (when hell freezes over) we would truly have a true redfor powerhouse. Maybe we could settle with an updated SU-27...
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