The legendary F-111A is finally being added to War Thunder, this is the place to discuss errors in the flight model, innacuracy with weapons or things that Gaijin has overlooked in its development thus far.
So far I have found proof of the F-111A carrying the AIM-9J and have bug reported it, feel free to add any information you may have.
If the F-111A had AIM-9Js the BR would likely go up to 10.7, which does not pose much of an issue and would be excellent for all the aircraft at 9.3, which are largely incapable of fighting even an AIM-9B equipped F-111A.
Are there actually any primary source documents available detailing F-111A performance? So far the closest I’ve seen is someone posting an F-111E (basically F-111A but with new intakes) manual. And the speed / g limits in that manual were pretty terrible (660 kts & 5.8g).
The F-111A manual is available, but as I said it does not contain the performance data section (as that was contained in a different manual for the F-111A). The 1977 manual you mention is a for the FB-111A, which has a redesigned fuselage, longer wings, and more powerful engines than the F-111A, so you cannot use the performance data from the FB-111A manual for the F-111A.
9b means the BR would be done only over the Air-Ground ability
I think they try to add the USA a similar MiG-23BN from germany, a high speed CAS at low BR (there is F-105 already,…)
For the facts over the 9.3, F-111A won’t been able to dogfight 9.3 aircrafts to gun range, because of characteristics. (Considering real abilities of F-111 vs Mirage F-1, which happenned,… the Mirage F-1 was closing in for a Missile kill, before being shot down by a F-15, coming from behind the F-111 initial path)
But as F-104 are 10.3 already, the aircraft might go Higher BR, even without the 9J,… however, it would be too high considering toptier ennemy, if it keeps 9B,…
The real solution would have been to remake the whole JET ERA RANGE about their BR, to extend the CURRENT up to 15.0
Aim 9J would mean a BR of 10.7 minimum.
10.7 means 11.7 can be seen.
10.7 means more all aspect missiles with more manoeuvrability.
10.7 means Roland is more frequent on GRB.
I don’t think you’d like that.
Maximum allowed is not the same as structural capability, so it doesn’t matter. AFAIK the pic I posted is the (maximum) structural capability, while the allowed is probably lower due to whatever reasons not applicable to the game.