A moment of silence for the Strela

One of the few actually good SPAA that could reliably keep an airspace clear and threaten ATGM slinging helis and planes at stand-off range.
Banished to 10.0 for giving as good as it got.
It will be missed.

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10.0 is a B.R. where F&F ATGMs appear that can be fired outside of Strela effective range, so another SPAA who won’t be able to do much against a player who uses his brain instead of flying straight.

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Type 81C which was a bit better was banished to the hell of 11.0 now where Ka-50 can just sit outside lockrange and shoot vikhirs

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Welcome to everyone elses game. The Strela was busted at 9.0, simple facts, It does what the pansir did to 11.0 but at a lower br

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Finally, it goes to 10.0, the most OP and Russian bias SPAA finally find a correct( may be not, should be higher) BR at its level

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Speaking from my GFAB experience, i will not miss this OP SPAAG for a single nano second.
It outperformed every SAM SPAAG in the bracket bar the 2S38:

  • anything armed with stingers, stinger is 30m/s faster and in theory had the better launch range, but locking onto helicopters nope;
  • same goes for the Mistral, and Type 93;
  • Strela, has near instantaneous lock on, with 20G overload missile, with 4 ready to fire.

now it sits at the same BR as the Roland, Chaparral:

  • Roland, is slower, has way bigger payload, 1&2 have 15G, 3 has the same 20G, can only fire and control 1 SAM at a time and then the reload animation;
    *Chaparral, is faster, has only 16,5G, also has 4 SAM’s ready to fire with two reload, and in my experience SAM’s also lock onto missiles fire by in particular helicopters;

Both are way bigger then the low slung Strela (65% visibility), compared to the Rolands 235%.

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Any SAM that uses SACLOS to guide their missile are perfect for Helis vs SAM that use IR are perfect against Jets/planes. Thats how I see it anyways. Both SAMs can kill all air crafts, but each have their own struggles.

Strela, Type 93, Type 81 C etc… Perfect vs Jets
Rolands, ADATS etc… Perfect vs Helis

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From someone who plays strela it is super broken, this spaa performs well even at top tier, it has basically 100% flare resistance. The fact that it was lower br than spaa with stingers is insane.

The fov of 9M37 is 1° in game,which means even without IRCCM, the missile’s anti flare capacity is better than most of IR missiles in game.

And it also has a IRCCM of 0.5° FOV.

And tons of cryers claim 9.3 is best spot for it.

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9.3 is absolutely fine for it, just move the other SPAA down or make them more capable.
Just spawn a tank if you want to kill it.
What’s it going to do? Kill you with a light machine gun?

1.0 is absolutely fine for 81C.
Just spawn a tank if you want to kill it.
What’s it going to do? It doesn’t even have a machine gun

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Yeah sounds good to me.

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And, Starstreak is far too op in 10.3, It can pen my T-72’s side armor. It should be 12.0 because its better than panstir’s AA gun

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Skill issue.

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You have massive skill issue if you think the Strela isn’t still OP at 10.0.

Try and come up with a counter-argument that doesn’t involve pointing at playercards for once.

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You have a massive skill issue if you think the Strela is OP at 10.0 when planes can just lob ATGMs from stand-off range outside of lock range.

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The problem with the Strela isn’t that it was too good. The problem with the Strela is that no other major nation had access to a comparable SPAA at that B.R.

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What planes at 10.0 are lobbing ATGMs from outside Strela range? This is a massive cope lmao. I see people using the Strela at top tier. It’s OP as hell, as standard for the Russian tech tree.

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Absolutely, but that would create an intense amount of crying from CAS/helis when they are no longer able to switch their brains off and fly in a straight line over the battlefield to not get killed.
Playing against someone that has the brains to remain at stand-off range in SPAA is an experience in frustration.

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I can shoot the F&F at strela from distance that it can’t do anything to me.