Limited ARH for F-15

Why only 4 aim120? Some fighters with better FM can use 6 ARH, su-27 can use 6. But F-15 is limited for some reason?

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F-15s should be able to use all pylons for AIM-120s, last I remember.
IRL at least.

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Even F-15J “kai” according to things it have(parts which hints on upgrade lot) should be able to carry 8 aim120

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No not even specifically the kai. It should be that just any F-15 can carry 8 AMRAAMs since they were designed to be used on Sidewinder pylons. So it should get 8, they all should.

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In case of export F-15 it might be questionable if country used them. Japan does though and even used them on one of their F-15 for tests before AAM-4

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It is unfair if the F-15 remains limited to just 4 ARHs when the Su-27 is still allowed to carry 6 of them on top of 4 more missiles for a total of 10, I seriously hope it doesn’t remain this way or it will be a huge let down

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Exactly

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They aren’t AIM-120s, they’re AAM-4s.
And only 4 AAM-4s can fit on F-15J Kai.

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F-15J doesn’t need AIM-120s, they already have better IR missiles and AAM-4 is better than AIM-120, which is a fair tradeoff for being limited to 4x IR and 4x ARH

Correct, only 4 AAM-4s. However, the F-15J “kai” should be able to take AIM-120s as well, up to 8.

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Gaijin is afraid of giving F-15s their proper loadout while actively making sure the Su-27 can remain the new F-14 of top tier.

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R-77 also performs worse than AIM-120A/B imo

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If we are talking about fair tradeoffs, then Russian missiles should fail to launch instead of their near 100% success rate.

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We found the Russian main, when you’re carrying 6 R-77s and 4 more R-73s but still need to artificially nerf F-15s so they don’t send you back to hangar

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4x 9Ms and 4x 120As is a superior load to 8x 120As, it’s mostly an accuracy thing that people are going to ask for.

I meant in comparison to the F-15C, if the F-15J gets AIM-120s which weren’t even in service for Japan, it literally removes the only thing unique about the F-15C, and that being the ability to carry 8x AIM-120s.

F-15J is fine with better IR and ARH missiles in exchange for a worse loadout of them.

“Unqiue” this is a game about real life weapons, pretty sure every company that produces arms try to make some cash, if Japan used them they should get them.

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It doesn’t matter when gaijin gives missiles to things that never carried them in real life like R-27ERs on Germany MiG-29s, AIM-9Js on F-4F and even R-27T on the Hungarian MiG-29 9.12B which reportedly in real life 9.12Bs which were non Warsaw Pact export versions could not use R-27Ts. If they let the R-27ER dominate the BVR arena for over a year and even brought the Su-27 without any artificial limits to their carriage why should the F-15J be excluded from a missile it actually tested in real life and is also very well compatible in real life, Japan has ordered AIM-120s as well. Why should we cherry pick and play with double standards? This is a AIM-120 on the F-15J
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Another fact is the AAM-3s currently also barely turn better than the AIM-9M, check tests done by Jaek_

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Just because it tested them doesn’t mean it should get them, F-15J literally already has domestic weaponry, there is no need for AIM-120s and they should remain unique to the F-15C and Israeli F-15, otherwise, might as well add AAM-3 and 4 to the other F-15s.

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