From: Jacksonville, FL, USA
I find the carrier magazines in stock are representational and span a few years. You need to go through and cull the munitions you don't need or want. Use the upper limit as an indicator - 160 AMRAAMs is probably the standard load and you chose which one. Same goes for HARMs or whatever. You will often find multiple versions of the same munition.
Much easer to do than starting from scratch though.
Funny, I take the opposite approach. I cull all munitions from the magazine. Load one aircraft of each type and load that aircraft's PGMs/"Specialized" munitions (with an upper limit for any type) to ensure 1 or 2 load outs for at least one squadron depending upon scenario time frame/duration.
So for example, I load One E/F-18G and if they can carry 4 HARMs I load 32 to ensure there is 1 load out/aircraft (4 Growlers) for two sorties for each aircraft. Usually I use the Heavy loadout as my upper bound.
So my assumption is each type will have 2 loadouts/aircraft/PGM unless it is very specialized such as an LRASM. There I may only give two or four total loadouts.
After PGMs I load out the remaining space with the gravity/dumb bombs. Usually if I need space, unless mining is an issue I loose the Quickstrikes and other mines.
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