In my opinion AIM-120As wouldn’t be much of an issue, they would still have worse kinematics than the R-27ER aswell as a low pitbull range just like the AIM-54s, the advantage being that you can launch multiple at once however this could be balanced by as of now limiting the F-16Cs to carry only two on the same pylons as the AIM-7Ms.
The AIM-9M is technically inferior to the R-73, I guess it would have a better IRCCM but still misses the thrust vectoring making them less useful in dogfights.
Yeah I know, well I didn’t say it earlier but I think it’s fine for the AIM-9M to be inferior maneuver-wise, it would be somewhat of a balanced gameplay with R-73s being useful for dogfights and AIM-9Ms being better at rear tracking flare rejection.
The AIM-9X would combine both good flare rejection and maneuverability, same goes for the IRIS-T so I think those are too early for now.
Which version of the tornado used them? I know Italy has (1995) next to it so it wouldn’t be able to use them, and the UK and Germany have later versions of the Tornado that need to come. I don’t feel like it’s worth changing the poll for anyway, I apologize.
Really weird though that they didn’t even give the Barak II atleast Python 3s and the total lack of Fox-1s makes no sense whatsoever as it’s also ahistorical to mount AIM-7s on American block 50s so why bother with accuracy on Israeli block 40s.