From: The Great White North!
The Spetsnaz are meant for recon. They are there to represent the preparation that the Sov special forces have been doing so that you have a lot of information on the target areas. They shouldn't be used for attacking anything. Their best strength is their stealth.
I use the AS-5 & 6 ARMs against the radars and not the Nikes. The Nikes without the radars are not very good, but if you shoot right at them with all the radars still operating they will get a few shots in. So Take out the radars and use SU-17s at low level high speed to bomb the crap out of the Nikes
The AS-4 Kitchens are like a transport truck full of explosives that make a big hole in a runway. If you get them in before the local air defense wakes up (like I said - take out the radars) they have a decent chance of doing a good job. One will close a runway, two will really close a runway, three makes a bigger hole. In my mind you have 9 runway/taxiways you should be aiming for - and 20 missiles.
The Su-17s are meant for high speed low altitude dump and run hits. The initial load is heavy on the AS-14 and some AS-12 ARMs, these need a bit of altitude (consider them like Mavericks) plus some CBs and Anti-runway bombs. I would use the CBs on the Nikes, the anti-runways to close any F-16 runways still operating (heavily escorted) the AS-12 to blind any remaining radars and the AS-14s to start taking on the AAA. Second run, load up on AS-14s take out more AAA then bombs, and more bombs to take out the army forces.
The Recon Su-17s are tough - they are vulnerable to a lot of ground fire but cannot really do their job from altitude. Use them cautiously until you have a good grip on the AAA (and there is a lot of it), once that happens they will really start showing you things.
I like that timer, will make it repeatable. Thanks.