This is 100% how i feel
this wont be popiular and i dobt care if the tech addicts get their newest jets but itll just end up mostly blufor and no redfor
i wish dcs would be dcs ww2 and then focus (not solely do but emphasis heavily) on 45 to 89.
and also on working on filling the roster out on the red side. Its possible we could get a original su24 or mig 25 and mig 23 27 etc. We wont see a realistic su35 or su57 anytime soon. We wont see a modern chinese only plame anytime soon. Even the latest us ones..
whereas 60s designs and 70s operational periods.. (i admkt i love the planes too)
we could get a6s f111s f4s, tu16s su24s (i really want one of these) su22, il28, mig 23 27, along with many many analog european and warpac airframes. The mi24 id being done. What better to complimemt tham the already promised yrs ago ah1? Imagine them filling the rosters out much more so than now. Almost none of the planes I named are pure niche except maybe the mig25. The rest can do a variety of roles and would fit reasonably well in dcs
as for the f14 a its the definitive model. They never completely replaced As until.the f14 retired. They were in use by far the longest.
i also am at 5 previous f14 pilots saying the compressor stall thing is exagerrated andnhas taken a life on ofnits own. As virtual pilots we wont pay in blood for our mistakew and i think the ppl with the worst luck will figure out how to avoid the problems in a few flights. Just like flying the me262 in ww2 games - people.always are destroying the engines the first few flights then learn to put them basically all the way up anfnleave them.. and the problems drop drastically.
same with the f14. Once ppl get out of the B habit of slamming throtyles back and forth and keep thenspeed up, and basically fly her on mil power or AB anytime youre planning on maneuverinh hard.. i doubt we.ll see the provlems ppl see. Someone else mentioned "garbage tf30s" ill point out they arent garbage at all. Theyre merely bonber engines put on th.c e f14. In fact I think they actually may be able to make tbe plane go faster...? Anyways ill be glad to see her. Ill be even more glad when they fix some glaring details like the A and B throttle indicator. The B thorottle is all wrong. And i really really think HB needs to recogbize that jester has to be ablento do lgbs even very basically.. or if not they ought to pay the guy who made the mod they tried banning that let you do it from the front. I also have said this a zillion times - when you habe many contacts and are STTing different ones or theres a lot going on sometimes jester wont say you locked a friendly or w.e. regardless considering the IFF button is very prominently placed in your face in the RIO pit it leads me to think IRL the button was important (duh) therefore I think there reallt needs to be a jester > bvr > iff interrogate. I dont care what happens under the hood- its a game andbthe game knows if thats enemy or not. I dont code but to me this seems like more a matter of just the time implementing it. The lgb issue i can see being a lot more complex of course though.
finally why not? I mean this is awesome. Its gonna take longer but I thought wed get one A. We are getting 2 US a models ans an iranian model. Thats awesome to me minor details or not
further this means we will be closer to seeing our promised Forrestal (Im still convinced ED told HB not to release forrestal for awhile.to make money off SC. I get it though i dont like it) and more important to me a6s. Ai a6s... a6s first of all hold a special place in my heart. Theres strongly worded rumors that the ai a6 is a step to hopefuly an a6 module. I pray for this. The A6 and F14 may not have beem designed as a team but I cannot think of a better pair of planes for almost all roles. Ea6s jamming, a6s bombing low level at night. F14s escorting. I mean both planes got tge range and speed and massive ordinance.
itll be even cooler if someday A7s are added.to the fray. Imagine if in a few years we have flyable a6s a7s and su24s and mig23s/27s. Id be so stoked. Maybe su22s.. j really want some redfor planes to come with it. But even if not.. id theu get a6s and a7s our carrier complement for the 70s would be near complete and thatd be awesome