The problem with the F-16 type stuff (aka fast jets) is that you couldn't dogfight, you'd be way to fast and the way dogfights work in real life nowdays, they're no fun. I mean sit miles out and shoot missiles at each other. Now, i havent figured how to work this into the correct West/East setting, but the resistance could easily get thier hands on some nice WWII planes, you know, 5 guns on the wings, nice for strafing/dogfighting. These kinda things you could actually use in a small scale battle, about the same as you can use HELOs.
What do ya think?
Even if they couldn't penetrate tanks, they can still pin (sorry, wargaming language). If yer getting shot, even if yer not getting hurt, yer still rattled, i mean guys hit the deck, tanks might take evasive action, etc