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Old 03-15-2019, 01:40 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by deadlycrawler View Post
I'm curious as to why ED picked the C and not the E variant
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:48 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by ebabil View Post
yeah if we had had E, then it will be asked for a C
Of course, my country has Hornets, but no Super Hornets
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Old 03-16-2019, 03:37 AM   #23
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I know Wags already answered, but also think of how many more scenarios that you can use legacy hornets for. Much more operators as well
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Old 03-16-2019, 11:56 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by Kev2go View Post
ANd the F/A18C in its final forms isn't that similar. apart from general exterior shape and layout of cockpit. to the F/A18A.
The F/A18C in DCS is much closer to a Block 1 SUper Hornet in capabilities than it is to an F/A18A.
I'm not familiar with all the stuff they've crammed in (engines, newer TPs, radar, datalink, Night attack stuff, color MFD's) compared to the initial C that was introduced in the late 80's.

But, I guess if you limit it to AIM-7's and don't use some newer stuff like JDAM's, it could somewhat emulate those early C's and thus cover a wider range of scenarios.

Too bad we're not getting the NiteHawk pod, though.
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