Add the martlet missile to the stormer

The stormer has historically been a very troubled vehicle in war thunder. I get it, the star streaks are hard to model and are unique however it’s really not in a great place at the moment.

Rather than keep going round the star streak fixed → star streak broken → star streak fixed cycle, I propose adding the martlet missile as a researchable mod to the stormer.

The martlet is an 8km range, laser guided missile with a 3Kg proximity warhead. The missile is in service on stormer vehicles, it’s not hard to find pictures and footage of stormers firing martlets from a certain conflict.

This missile is exactly what the stormer needs. It resolves the ongoing problem of the vehicle being very dependent on having a low ping otherwise your star streaks phase through the target, it also solves the issues the star streak has with the damage they cause, drones should not be able to tank 3 hits with star streaks but it’s a regular occurrence currently.

It would also be quick and easy for gaijin as no new vehicle is needed.

LMM (Martlet)

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I think this addition would make the Stormer far more viable at its battle rating. The starstreaks are fine enough to deal with helis (even though the fuse of the internal HE is bugged). But planes are extremely difficult to hit, unless they fly directly at you or away. Most of the time I get rudder or wing tip crits
yet it does nothing especially for su25’s, super sonics are just a lost cause to try hit. So I feel
the Martlet LMM would make the Stormer make sense at 10.3. Cant say that the stormer
is equal to the 2s38…but with the Martlet it has great viability as an spaa while also being
against light targets. Bump for visibility.

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You should make this an actual suggestion, see if it gets Gaijin’s attention (unlikely but worth a shot)

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This only seems fair, what with the strela getting its optical seeker.

Add the LMM and make the stormer work again!

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it should ask why starsteak always broken? if not Gaijin not care about it at the first place

The only real answer is spaghetti code and lack of testing.

It’s been broken then not broken then broken for so long now it’s largely useless.

I have no doubt the lmm would be afflicted by the dodgy missile modelling we have now, but at least it has a proxy fuse and would help with the phasing through aircraft.

It’s such an easy fix for gaijin to implement, it’s mind boggling they won’t do it.

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id defo either want it as a mod but if it needs to be a separate vehicle fine but needs to be foldered with the stormer