a note on the veteran comment, though true i think the class was probably based on real world AWACS which are similarly high profile targets but rely on fighter protection for their safety during combat operations. though AWACS aircraft don't see front line positioning, the ranges of modern weapons still place them under threat. Also it allows for storyline elements by providing realistic reason for scrambling a rushed defense for a high intensity fighter mission.
Headdie214 16:06, 14 September 2007 (CDT)
Yeah, it is meant to be like a real-world AWACS. Feel free to add to the veteran comments, or delete any that are blatantly incorrect. Mustang19 22:48, 15 September 2007 (CDT)