I do not really mind the change of the Black Wasp II being removed as I do understand the issues which were brought up with excessive Close Air Support to the point where the players would have nothing to do but to spectated how the AO’s are all run down by tons up on tons of CAS, but the situation now is changed, and not necessarily to the better.
While the CAS is not that much of an issue now, our CAP fighters are inferior, to say the least. We’ve got access to a single To-201 Shikra, which has a decent respawn timer and despite being an extremely useful aircraft sadly is not enough to hold up it’s own against several enemy CAP/CAS fighters (At times it does, depending of the skill of the pilot, but still).
It becomes even more difficult now with the change in how the AA Sites operate ,which is a whole another topic, but a short opinion which I have on it is that it’s a good feature that keeps our CAS quite more busy and at bay.
So once again as it’s been brought up way earlier in the original topic, (By me), and I think was mostly ignored was that instead of having two F/A-181 Black Wasp II (Stealth) having just one To-201 Shikra (Stealth) and one F/A-181 Black Wasp II (Stealth), even if the To-201 Shikra (Stealth) is not able to land back, it should have the power to take off efortlessly from the carrier and then can be rearmed regularly at the Main Airfield. I’m pretty sure that this would greatly increase our CAP efficiency, and would possibly positively impact the transport role as they could get better CAP.
I fail to see any harm that could be caused with such a change, as techincally we’re exchanging a “decently bad” CAP with a “Relatively good” CAP while still offering choice to those who prefer the old option.