If you ever feel like doing another hypothetical unit, what about an armed version of the T-45C Goshawk trainer? Might be fun as a carrier-based fast FAC or like a modern-day Skyhawk carrier-based light attack aircraft. A DAGR or SDB loadout with an ISR ball might be interesting.
I currently fly the T-45C and that's the most absurd thing I've ever read in terms of hypothetical units. The Avionics aren't remotely ready for anything that isn't the standard zuni rockets or mk76 practice bombs. Nor is the jet capable enough to handle anything really heavier and have anything remotely like respectable legs.
Ok, just call it a carrier-capable Hawk 200 then. Relax.
I apologize for the tone of my previous post, it just caught me off guard.
The problem is I don't think it's a realistic hypothetical acquisition as it's not a role the Navy needs filled. As a work around though, you could use Brazil's A-4 carrier variants off of a modern USN carrier in a scenario, but that might take a bit of creativity.
Yeah, I appreciate the idea, and I've actually given it a whirl with the AF-1s. I'm not looking for a USN capability, per se, but actually something more akin to what Brazil (or India, Argentina, etc., whomever) would be interested to buy to maximize affordability and sortie rates for small carrier operations. 75% or so of my Command time these days is prototyping ideas and concepts in the editor as best I can.
I can't recall if the hypothetical Sea Grippen is in the DB now, nor can I think of anything else that might fit my totally hypothetical requirements for a modern carrier-based light strike aircraft. The A-4 served in many (if not most?) post-WWII carrier navies, in so small part because it was small enough for these small carriers, and it was extremely flexible in capabilities - the T/A-45 concept was born out of the idea that "hey, it's a small carrier-capable aircraft that have combat-capable variants out there," rather than "I think we can just strap some JDAMs on her and she'll be a most excellent albatross." But, in the end, I suppose it did sound like I just wanted to devs to paint a T-45C grey and call it a warplane.
The only shame in not having an editable DB is that I/we have to air our crazy-ass ideas out in public sometimes.
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