The only way to properly defend yourself in the Apache is to use the unreliable star streak missiles.
However, the missiles are great against lightly armoured ifvs and spaa, they lack the potency against air targets often fazing through enemies and generally against helicopter damage models either one-shot or require more than 4 missiles to take out.
The fix is either to add a new air-to-air weapon (I have looked and generally don’t know what the options are) or improve the existing Starstreak missile (which would be unfair for ground vehicles) with better damage and better hit rate.
I can play some games and create some sharable media to prove that the hit rate of the Starsteaks is abysmal.
Interesting. Although ATAS are not reliable missiles and would only be a stock gap solution. What if there aren’t any IR missiles available, does that mean Britain has to wait for the AH 64-E to get a decent
Im not sure what A2A missiles the Apache D had available for Britain, Im guessing ATAS but im not sure. The issue is IRL, something like the Apache wouldnt really need proper A2A weapons as it would have air supremecy provided by other aircraft, like the Typhoon.
Its also worth noting that Starsteaks are underperforming big time in game. IRL they are very good
The best place to ask that question though would be over in
Probably like a lot of British stuff. It was probably tested just in case it was ever needed (not that far fetch to think that in a future conflict you might have Wildcats and Apaches operating from the same location, perhaps a carrier and a need to share missiles) But for most normal operating conditions, Hellfire and I guess in the future, Brimstones, would just be the prefered AGM
it “might” have been tested. I have no proof it ever was. But Britain has a tendency to test these things but the info on it is either classified or buried somewhere in an obscure report. Though Martlets are comparible to Hellfire