From: Red Bluff, CA
In game how are aircraft like the EA-6 and EF-111 best used? Some are much bigger boats like the EC-130H.
EA-6 (or any aircraft with HARM or equivalent load-out) I'll keep those on the nose of the formation and attack first prior to any TLAM, Tarus etc get launched. I like to use decoys (ADM-160's) launched from B-52's for F-16's prior to HARM's flying of the rails. EF-111 about the same but slightly behind escort aircraft of the era (F-15, F-16, etc). EC-130H I'll keep well behind the attack group as they are a prop aircraft, slow and not nearly as maneuverable as the EA-6 or EF-111
Do they go in with land strikes as support, keep their distance, fly a support track? Is there any way to see how effective their jamming actually is?
I keep them close to the escort aircraft but as stated before, if they have a HARM load-out, they go in first and active jammers. EC-130H I'd keep as far back as possible as they are very susceptible to SAM's. If you don't have any SAM's go up your tailpipe, then the ECM suite worked.
Any help, tips, info would be great.
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