Was watching a video on aviation scenes that annoy me on youtube, and one of them is how in one of the movies they used TRAMs instead of F14 Tomcats, which got me thinking about the TRAM abilities and what it can carry.
These are from the TRAM manual and what it can carry from 1994/95
Up in the top right it is saying it can carry
AGM-45 (Shrike) - Which are anti-radiation missile designed to home in on hostile anti-aircraft radar.
AGM-65E/AGM-65F - Both that are IR or Laser designated
AGM-84 (Harpoon) - subsonic antiship cruise missile which I think would be great for SIM.
Why the tram was only given what it seems the bare minimum is a little annoying because its super capable in Sim games, but hopefully these additions it makes it that much better.
No form of HARM missiles have been added to the game yet, though they are a highly requested feature. The biggest issue is they are best used against large, static radars and less so the portable ones we have in game.
Yeah, lots of calls for more AGM-65 types, with different seeker heads, would be good to see, a lot of aircraft could recieve those, though to what degree they’d be of use is beyond my knowledge.
Yeah, there is a chronic lack of ASMs in game. With the only aircraft (that I know of the top of my head that has them) is the Tornado MFG. Many aircraft are missing them or could be upgrade with them, even all the other Tornado IDS aircraft we have in-game could be outfitted with ASMs as well. A lot of debate about how useful they’d be, but in SB i’d love to have them as we do actually have naval targets
What is the difference than from what we have as of now? Is it different radar? I just don’t see how (at least in the game) how we couldnt at least get the laser guided AGMs? If we already have laser guided munitions.
We’'ll see, I saw there was an bigger map suggestion for Air Sim, not sure how I feel about it. I get they are different, but I don’t see us getting more Intruder variants unfortunately… mainly because I think if they cared we would have gotten one in the Tech tree. Its been over a year and we’ve not even heard a word about bringing another one in… with the a10 it was almost immediate that we got the pair, the early and late, as much as I don’t wanna admit it, I think Gaijin has all but forgot about this…