Well, I'll might leave my opinion on what's happens after Mission 8.
Opinion: Well, as I was 'surfing' the internet, I came across a 'unreliable' Wikipedia page. It was about the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation. It was an Australian Aircraft Manufacturer, and was founded in 1936, nearly 81 years ago. Well, here's the link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_Aircraft_Corporation
It was eventually became a fully owned subsidiary of Hawker de Havilland in 1985 and eventually renamed to Hawker de Havilland Victoria Limited a year later.
Well, what if, for some or no reason, the Royal Australian Air Force, refuse to purchase the F/A-18 Hornet, and proposed a possible fighter project that could or not, surpass the F/A-18, the F-16, and well, even the soviet made SU-27.
So, it set in 1984, and the Special Fighter Project (SFP) was set up by the Australian Government, with the Project been sent to other Aircraft Companies that affiliated with NATO. Multiple Companies such as Saab, Dassault, and British Aerospace submitted proposals to the project while other companies such as General Dynamics, McDonnell Douglas, and Boeing were unable to come up with proposals at the time.
The CAC, been committed with the project, submitted a proposal with an agreement with Grumman Corporation and Northrop Corporation to jointly work with the project. And a year after the Project began, the proposals from CAC/Grumman/Northrop, Saab, British Aerospace, and surprisingly, McDonnell Douglas, have been accepted.
McDonnell Douglas, which feared that the joint CAC Project will help them gain a middle ground, and lost a bid of supplying the RAAF with F/A-18 Hornet, submitted a proposal to the Australian Government with the plans of the F-15E Strike Eagle, a more powerful air-to-ground and air-to-air aircraft.
It now 1987, and a lot was happening. Saab pulled out of the project in order to focus with their Aircraft for the Swedish Air Force. Dassault also pulled out too due to budget restraints and cancelled the project in favour of the Rafale. All the wile, the joint CAC bid was going smoothly as they announced their proposal aircraft.
Well, to be honest, the CAC joint project aircraft was an prototype of the X-02 Wyvern. CAC picked carefully and did well to maintain tensions between Grumman and Northrop.
Just after the announcement, the CAC joint project prototype was produced and by late 1987, it was been deployed to the RAAF for evaluation and at the same time, the evaluation teams evaluate the Strike Eagle.
After Years of flight tests and major in-fighting between CAC and McDonnell Douglas, it has come into consideration that 28 of the F-15Es will be shipped and will go into service in 1992. Meanwhile, with the RAAF find the aircraft that were required, the RAAF gave the joint CAC aircraft a green light to produced 122 of the CAC X-02.
As I said, this is going to be a multi-part topic, so I'll might need some feedback. Thank you, and I'll see you in the another part.