imo it depends, AIM-9e shouldn’t move it up IMO because they suck (Also only 2 more than the 9.7 F105). But AIM-9J would almost certainly mean 10.7 possibly 11.0 and without its extensive ECM capabilities modeled, up tiers would be rough especially without additional CM pods.
Oh, and evidence of AIM-9E possibly P/J capability as well
Yeah, I agree. The 111 is a bit to fast for 10.3. 2x AIM-9Js would by no means be too op for 10.7, but 2x AIM-9Js and 4x AIM-9Es probably would. For that reason, the 9Js would probably need to be mutually exclusive with other sidewinders in custom loadouts, at least on each wing.
I actually quite like that idea. Missile options being 2x AIM-9B (stock), 6x AIM-9B, 6x AIM-9E, or 2x AIM-9J would provide versatile missile loadouts with accomodations for both a more aggressive playstyle (spamming 9Es into a furball) or more cautious one (sniping a pair targets with 9Js). At the same time, there would be smooth progression from stock to spaded and the vehicle would not be overpowered in A2A- still more of a bomber than a fighter. Just now with a bit more bite.
You’d hope they would have researched this and seen the different AAMs it could get, so there must be a reason for Bs at 10.3. Not exactly like Gaijin likes bullying the US at the moment, so if its got Bs, its got them for a reason (you’d hope at least)
Gaijin isn’t known for doing the most in-depth research in regards to what weapons aircraft can carry…
Usage of AIM-9E, J isn’t particularly well documented on the Vark-A, F-16C lacks its triple rack paveways (Despite having the usage-restricted triple mavericks), German MiG-29s are just incorrect (Reunification happened before the R-27Es even entered service), etc.
Yeah, it’s nothing remarkable. But remember that the F-111A at its heart is still essentially a fast bomber. It’s not really meant for interception.
What its secondary armament excells at should be ground pounding (50x 500lb) not A2A.
Plus (and this might just be me) having 2 IR variants of the same missile in a loadout just seems somewhat strange. Especially if one type is restricted to certain pylons despite there being no technical limitations for mounting them on the other.