@Bozoo, can you acquire UAVs like the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (to be modified into the Protector UAV) in H0 scale?
Would be excited to see a pic once you have it done.ngatimozart and OPSSG. Thanks guys for Your input. The Gulfstream G 550 is a good buy for Midtguardia as the airframe is commercally available from Shapeways in 3 D print from around USD 60 a piece in the H0 scale. Even so, it requires a good deal of work to convert the airframe to the AEW "Fat boy" Version...
Sensible to disperse fighters to motorway runways, along with the use of decoys.Generally, Midtguardia cannot expect to be able to replace lost airframes during an armed conflict, which makes the case for the fourth airframe. On the other hand if I have allready lost one or two G 550 AEW machines, I will probably have lost a most of my Eurofighters as well and another AEW will probably not make a lot of difference.
What do you think? One of my greatest worries is loosing airframes on the ground. This is partially alleviated by dispersing fighters to motorway runways...
Maybe a weapon locating radar for accurate counter battery work?I specially worry about MLRS launched ATACMS Block 1 A and similar weapons With a 300 km range and submunitions able to saturate a part of the airbase as Midtguardia has no defence against such weapons. A number of the fighters will be protected as we have 12 hardened shelters on each airbase, but larger airframes have no protection. Unfortunately, we just cannot aford Patriot or Thaad. (much more expensive in H0 than in airframes)
The F-4 will do for a small Air Force like Midtguardia but a modified G550 will be more capable, due higher levels of power, cooling and space to house equipment.Another question. Elint/Sigint missions are currently undertaken by two F 4 Gs. Ideally I would like to use G 550 for this as well, but it seems like an unecessary luxury as long as the Phantoms behave. Am I right? Will a EW configured G 550 have basically much better EW performance than the F 4?
Just as an afterthought, I will probably buy a G550 airframe as a VIP flight if I buy the G 550 AEW as this will give commonality of spares and Equipment.
I do love the G 550 alternative.
Yippie!He, he. I actually managed to fix the quote.