Originally Posted by MastanKhan
sir escort means more planes, more planes mean more money spendings, dont you think that increasing the hardpoints to 9 will solve the problem to great extent. well i agree the A2G planes will be dedicated to the job but with nine hardpoints it may well carry twp BVR two WVR and six bombs on two hardpoints and still have three points vaccant for fuel tanks and targetting pods or a cruise missile if required! ! ! this will make it able to do the job with out great reliance to other planes.
same goes for naval warfare roles, just change the bombs with two or three AShM,, however an important fact that can not be neglected is that will JF be able to carry such sort of payload. this is another question and with a powerfull egine on cards, i cannot find any reason whay it cannot!