Which Missile Additions Would Make the for Most Balanced Counter to the MiG-29SMT?
AIM-9M & AIM-120
No Change Needed
Following up from the previous poll I would like to gauge the opinions on just the two most voted options.
It would be nice in future if Gaijin created discussions like this themselves to better involve the community in their thought process and hopefully avoid the situation we’re in now where the player base is frantically reacting to the decisions made.
I vote for AIM-9M and early AMRAAM
Brits and Sweden can also benefit and still keep up with new F-16C and MiG 29 SMT
Tornado F.3 can use AIM-9 L/I (on par with M but can use M as place holder) and AMRAAM
JA-37D can use AMRAAM
Even if Gaijin adds the AIM-120B, iirc the R-27ER would kinetically still be superior - Either way, the AIM-7F/M and SkyFlash SuperTEMP are no equivalent to the R-27ER/ET in range nor usability.
Mike said on Stream that the R-73 gets a reduced flare resistance for balance, same can be done with the AIM-9M (which would be a 9L with slightly more resistance and few more Gs anyway, nothing too crazy).
and that why being Fire and forget coming to play sure ER still have range and speed as advantage
AMRAAM also have it own advantage that should be enough to counter each other (A/B are enough don’t need to be C)
Technically the AMRAAM A can still be notched easier than the radar of an F-16 guiding a Sparrow but unless the R27ER is fired within the MAR of the enemy aircraft, you will most likely die to the AMRAAM
well, that going to depend on who can use their weapons more effective case but as long as they can both counter each other not inferior to their same era of enemy it’s fine they just need to learn how to counter each other more effective. that is balance
AMRAAM can technically go pitbul reliably at ~10-15km so it could be a close call however at a launch from such far distance, if anyone dives they will outdrag the missile (Low alt air is too thick and missiles will lose a lot of range)