There is a lack of aircrafts for Blufor, and Opfor. Mostly planes and VTOLS. I expected them to be released along the release of the game, but that didn't happen. I really hope some more aircrafts were added. I've seen people requesting c130, A10... I agree, but since this is the ''future'' (2035) I expect more modern/futuristic aircraft. i know there are 2 CAS aicrafts coming, for now thats ok, but at some point they should add some type of vehicles as the ones listed here:
For example for Blufor:
V-22 Osprey/V-280 Valor(Tiltrotor with attack capabilities,consider that the the v-280 prototype will likely change a lot before it actually enter service)
V-44 Pelican/Bell Quad tiltrotor (Basically a heavy transport tiltrotor VTOL for vehicles, this would replace the C-130 and AC-130, it would be perfect if it could carry tanks and other heavy vehicles (C-17) , probably this vehicle would totally change arma 3 gaming experience, as it is vtol it can land everywhere and pick and drop any vehicle/infantry in minutes)
A-10c Thunderbolt II (its service was extended to 2040) (UPDATED: A NATO CAS jet was already added: A-164 Wipeout)
F-35B (Many say this program is a fail, but VTOL has its advantages)
F22 (or another fifth generation aircraft)
The Boeing F/A-XX is the only Sixth-generation jet fighter currently known to be proposed by 2030.
X-47C UAV (?)
I've seen people requesting this in the forums too:
Lockheed Martin's Stealth C-130 Successor STOL Speed Agile
So it would be nice if some of the vehicles I mentioned had a stealth design upgrade. (just like what happened with A-10c thunderbolt II to A-164 wipeout)
And for example for Opfor:
Transport vtols? (Opfor v-22, v-44 version? It's the year 2035 and I've seen Opfor and Blufor use very similar vehicles, i know there is a vtol program for unmaned vehicles, that could be used as reference, if not something like a Mi-17 would be nice)
for example's china's blue whale tiltrotor:
Sukhoi Su-25KM Scorpion (counterpart of the A-10c for opfor, or the devs could ''make'' a new one like they did with the Mi-48 Kajman, which is a total succes, in my opinion, despite the ubrealistic features it may have) (UPDATED: A CSAT CAS jet was already added: To-199 Neophron)
Yakovlev Yak-141 (Vtol capabilities, it should be an upgraded version though, stealth and 5th gen)
T50 PAKFA (Next generation aircraft, perfect counter for the F22)
In general most aircrafts should be stealth, because non stealth aircraft won't survive in the airbattles from tomorrow.
IMPORTANT! i'm not saying all the aircraft should be limited to those listed above, It's just an example of what could be added to the game. but of course I expect many other vehicles too, which should be added at some point since bug fixing es the most important thing. but at the same time that's not reason to forget about new basic content.
Reasons why I'm choosing VTOLS instead of a C-130, C-17, CASA C-212, etc:
- It's the year 2035, I'm pretty sure many modern prototypes will be already putted in service. Probably VTOL tiltrotor technology will be mastered.
- Unlike Arma 2, maps only have 1 big airfield. C130's and big non vtol vehicles can't land anywhere else (Unless Stratis-Altis were putted together to make a single map, as in ArmA 1)
- V-22 and v-44 are faster than helicopters and can land anywhere in the map unlike vehicles like the C130. What could take you 8 Ghosthawks and 1 hour, could be done with 1 V-44 and 10 minutes.
Another thing I would suggest is adding a MLRS artillery for Opfor too, since there is only 1 for blufor, but that's not necesary like aircraft.
And since naval units and sea operations are going to be more important, who knows if a hovercraft could be added:
Please, If you agree with all this Upvote so developers will notice what we do want. And if you have any other suggestion or idea related to this feel free to post it in the comments.