If you have grinded air to get through rank 6 and 7 in the past year with a jet that has no flares or has no missiles or both I’m so sorry for you. I have avoided going back to that br but now I’m grinding sweden for the gripen and it’s worse than I could have ever imagined.
If you face anything with 20g missiles or more you will not be able to do anything if they get behind you and fire a missile. It’s even worse with all-aspect missiles. And not to mention supersonics, if you are in a subsonic then supersonics like the MiG-21 and F-104 can be impossible to kill because they can just speed to mach 1 and leave without even thinking you can be a threat to them.
There are a few solutions to this problem.
Here are some of my suggestions.
- decompress br (obviously) and make all these 50s jets a full 1.3 or 2.0 bracket away from anything with 20 g missiles
- give everything flares completely ignoring historical accuracy just for balance
- add a game mode that separates more modern CAS aircraft that focuses on ground pounding from fighter aircraft that are much older.