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The B. MK.1 Valiant has a max missile size of 2 yet the B52B Canberra has a max missile size of 4 yet the valiant was bigger
And the Supermarine Scimitar F.Mk.1. Carry's missiles in the game (size 2) could it do this
Responding to several Forum post ref VICTOR and VULCAN strategic bombers, the following are now in the master data base:
- VICTOR (H.P.80) - B. Mk.1 ('57)
B. Mk. 2 ('61)
B. Mk. 2SR (Strategic Reconnaissance) ('65)
(B(K.) Mk.1A/2 Tanker ('65)
- VULCAN - B. Mk.1 ('57)
B. Mk.2 ('59)
B. Mk.I/1A/2 Blue Steel Upgrade
B. Mk 3 Vulcan Skybolt
B(K.) Mk.2 tanker
* SCIMITAR F. Mk.1 - Yes, it is realistic to give a Missile rating of "2" for Scimitar - which often carried 2xBullput-B air-to-ground missiles - usually on two Bullpup AGMs, because of the two inner pylons were used to carry fuel tanks (200-gal./ 909-litr
In theory, Scimitar could be loaded with 4xBullpup missile...but this meant no pair of AIM-9 Sidewinder's and no extra fuel tanks. Or,
could carry 4x1,000-lbs bombs....again, the limitations were for much shorter missions. Later in the aircraft career, these would be Snake Eye bombs, with laser sensors.
Alternatively, for an Air Intercept mission, Scimitar could carry 4xAIM-9 Sidewinder's, but normally one two were carried - on the outer pylons.
Normal range with the two 200-gallon drop tanks was 2288-km / 1422-miles @ 30-35,000-ft.(Mid-Air in game).
Will check ratings and missile load capacity - but to gain the above range, the missile capacity will only be "4" and bomb load will be
more common 2,000-lbs - both based on also carrying two drop tanks.
The aircraft is largely a counterpart to US Navy F-8H Crusader in weapon load, though distinctly slower aircraft. It's max catapult launch weight was 34,000-lbs (F-8H @ 30,000-lbs) which compared to a F-4B Phantom II (at @ 50,000-lbs) made them both lightweights in comparison.
Hope than answers questions.