Why do the Su-22M3 get the R60M, but the Su-22UM3K doesn't?

There are three Su-22M3 in the game.

Su-22M3 (USSR)
Su-22M3 (Italy)
Su-22UM3K (Germany)

Those are essentially the same aircraft, as the War Thunder Wiki says:

Being essentially just a twin-seat trainer variant of the Su-22M3 in the Soviet aircraft tree.

The only key differences are that the Su-22UM3K has more flares and 1 gun less.

And yet only the normal Su-22M3 get the R-60M, but not the Su-22UM3K. And that without BR changes to those planes. This gives USSR and Italy both another All-aspect slinger under 11.0.

So my question is why didn’t the Su-22UM3K get the R-60M (or MK as the export version)?

If the reason is the difference in flares, then give the Su-22M3 the flare pods it should have, as mentioned in this report from a long time ago: Community Bug Reporting System
(Its for the one in the USSR tech tree, idk if the Hungarian also had flare pods)

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Because 12 flares is PITIFUL and the German one having 128 is more than enough for it not to get R-60Ms, even with the flight performance advantage the SU-22M3 has, as 12 flares is just not enough, even if you play like the biggest coward.

If the reason is the difference in flares, then give the Su-22M3 the flare pods it should have, as mentioned in this report from a long time ago: Community Bug Reporting System

Idk about you, but all aspect missiles give a huge advantage to any plane. And it is 6 missiles we are talking about.

Well good thing it doesn’t have those extra flares yet, and therefore is buffed in another way that is relatively easier to model/implement.

Having 128 flares (plus chaff because you can afford to bring it) versus only 12 flares is a night and day difference and matters WAY more than short range R-60Ms, even if it had like 10 of them.

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It doesn’t?

Its a discord screenshot (I guess) from the next update. We are currently on 2.35.1.62
Curious what discord server its from

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