Could somebody tell me why the hell hellfire is F&F?
HELLFIRE requirement project was to be a fire and forget missile. The first version is not what thechnicaly can be called fire and forget. The long bow hellfire although is fire and forget because it uses a micro wave radar to guidance. The hellfire used a NOSE mounted sensor to detect reflections of lasers pointed at target. That laser can be or cannot be mounted on the launching platform. So a hellfire can be fired from an Apache 6 km away as long as there is a laser pointing device on the target tank within 2-3 km from the tank, usually in an infantry unit or drone plane. That allows the apache to fire even without seeing the target.
The disadvantage is that the hellfire is a bit more prone to jamming techniques than the Spiral system .
I am aware of AGM-114L, but look at the dates. There wasn't F&F Hellfire in 1985... Designated spotter isn't good explanation either, as Apaches in the game can operate alone.
What brings us to the mayor point. Before AH-64D Apache Longbow, AH-64 helicopter was unable
to operate Hellfires on its own
. There always had been spotter (OH-58 Kiowa or ground troops) to highlight the target! Without them it was useless. For this reason, AH64 should operate without Hellfires in the game.
T-80U shoots AP rounds made of pure Communism... any more questions?