One hit from a BUK and you're still dead. 280 points spiralling towards the ground. With 4.5km range even exceptional optics isn't going to see one on the edge of a forest until it fires.
Furthermore enemy command vehicles are often in forests. You won't be able to spot these from 2.8km out unless they're badly placed. Might work against people who don't bother to protect their command vehicles, will be a massive waste of points against anybody who does.
yep, 1 buk and 1 recon vehicle plus command car in forest. how much cost this defence on 1 sector? you spend it to defend from air, i can spend this points for land vehicles and move by ground.
And this tactics works ok in non ranked, fighting with good gamers is wasting points, of course. Bu now it works wery-wery good. AND! Pact has no same helo with fire-and-forget missle, and this is bad(
P.S. 1 question, i didn't find answer - Radar guided SAM. need it to have visual contact when aiming, or you can place your Buk deep in forest and it will detect and fire any air target in range of missle(4800m)