I recently started a thread about just gunzo on the F-15 vs Su-27. But that brought up a little more ...
What's the overall opinion of F-15 going WVR, 1 on 1 with the plane set in this game:
2) every weapon except BVR-capable systems?
The obvious challenge in 1) is the Flanker. However, with a better TWR, top speed and acceleration, a gunzo battle could still be won with how the Americans won a2a battles in WWII -i.e. through speed and vertical maneuvers while rarely suckering into a dog fight.
2) is tougher. If the Eagle were to use its vertical maneuvering capabilities, acceleration, would it be able to splash the Flanker?
Or would the Flanker find a shot opportunity so quickly that an Eagle pilot wouldn't even be able to extend/climb sufficiently?
I ask because the F-15 has been a favorite jet of mine ever since I learned what a jet was.
I'm planning on getting the game after school. Perhaps I'll buy FC2 (where, unfortunately, the flaps of the F-15 are sadly in God-mode).