But yes you have a point, but I can mention there were some serious plans announced (MOD) to rectify this issue but then the conflict happened.
Problem is all the Cold War hardened shelters are too small for the Su-27 family. It will be an expensive undertaking, but there are plans already.
No plans, but all the new or rebuilt bases are made with prefabricated shelters.
Some of you guys live like 70 years ago I see.
All those shelters you are yapping about have been made in another century.
Those had a clear goal, which was securing the planes from possible nuclear strikes.
Ever been to this type of shelter, any of you?
A military grade airfield?
That is a damn serious question.
And the answer is crystal clear - either you have never been there, or didn't realize what you see due a lack of competence. Sorry.
Most of them are sealed with solid, armored doors to withstand a nuclear blast.
Or aerial heavy class bombardment, let it be with a ballistic missile barrage or aviation.
In the era of precision-guided, stand-off, and concrete piercing ammo, these constructions become irrelevant.
Iraq had tons of heavy aircraft shelters, that has been struck by the GBU type of ammo.
For 30 years now, those shelters are obsolete. You can strike any single of them from thousands of km, using top attack cruise missiles that will pierce them as a hot knife does to butter.
And the cost of making them is simply enormous.
Sure the size case adds up either, a shelter that was built for MiG-21 won't host a Su-30, that is for obvious.
PAF stations the most valuable F-16 at ex-German airport, where the hangars have 100 - A HUNDRED - years.
It is a huge barn with a wooden roof.
We talk about Keiser Germany and the 1st World War era.
And guess what? F-35 will be stationed there either
Today's standard is a prefabricated, metal construction fast assembling hangar of a light construction, that gives practically ZERO coverage from any type of ammo It secures from snow, rain & wind. That's it.
In the well-prepared maintenance bases, this construction is combined with industrial-grade doors, made of plastic materials.
Some of them are - now focus - made of strengthened canvas. Yup, in the 21st century. Canvas. You can make a sail with it.
So just stop this thing about "shelters", because you are just showing an absolute lack of clue.
I think the Swedes offered their anti-ship version?
The Griffin is just same story with a different name, but as far as I know & saw it, Swedes are using just a standard Hellfire missile on the light weight speedy crafts, and the whole concept is a "wolfpack" like tactics and stay hidden in the picterouse shore as long as they can