On all vehicles that have the AIM-9L the actual model of the missile indicates it to be an AIM-9X, but the name in the weapons UI and in function indicates it to be an AIM-9L (which doesn't make sense for the modern aircraft they're equipped onto to have), making them pretty useless in almost all jet dogfights. I suggest a fix of switching the default ammo on the affected aircraft with the vanilla version of the AIM-9X, as all the CUP aircraft can equip the X variant irl and I imagine it's relatively simple to implement.
- Restricted Diffusion Commit
- Affected classnames
- CUP_Vmlauncher_AIM9L_veh_1Rnd, CUP_M_AIM_9L_Sidewinder_AA, CUP_M_AIM_9L_Sidewinder_AA_INTERNAL, CUP_B_AH1Z_Dynamic_USMC, CUP_B_AH64D_DL_USA, CUP_B_A10_DYN_USA, CUP_B_F35B_USMC, CUP_B_F35B_Stealth_USMC, CUP_B_F35B_Stealth_BAF, CUP_B_AH1_DL_BAF, CUP_B_AV8B_DYN_USMC, CUP_B_GR9_DYN_GB
OK you're pointing out the two aircraft who did exist at around that time, still doesn't mean that this isn't a problem or that those missiles continued to be used up until today (which they didn't) or that all the aircraft in that have them are supposed to have them (Apache, F-35, etc.) I have no problem with the AIM-9L being ingame, I just think that if it is it should LOOK like an aim-9L instead of having the words "AIM-9X" printed on the side of the texture and that there should be the capability to equip the AIM-9X onto these aircraft as they are capable of using them today (even if you're going by the logic that they fit into the time-frame of Arma 2, by 2009 the AIM-9X had been in service for 6 years).
Yeah once that gets introduced the aircraft currently equipped with the L variant need to have it replaced with the X, cause none of the current units equipped with them use the L variant anymore, they all use the X. Not to mention the L on stuff like the F-35 is horrendous for air combat due to the long lock times and severely limited range and lack of off boresight capabilities that the AIM-9X offers.
Actually it's not even possible for the F-35 to equip the AIM-9L IRL. The hardware and software (or lack thereof in the AIM-9L's case) is completely incompatible with the F-35's weapons computer and weapons bays, those were optimized for the AIM-9X with it's smaller form factor, off-boresight capabilities, and upgradable software to counter developments in ECCM. So the CUP F-35 really should have these AIM-9Ls be swapped out entirely for the vanilla AIM-9X, as it wouldn't even make sense for it to have them equipped even if a pristine AIM-9L model was developed.