I guess you're right, time to figure out a new approach for the initial hours of the campaign.
What did surprise me a but was how late the SA-2's in this case lit up.
I was a bit sloppy to be honest but suddenly having 3 blinking "2" on my RWR was more than I could handle.

Need to play a little with the SAM operators and see if I can trigger them from a safer distance (maybe send my wingman over there smile naaaa, I shouldn't)

Hopefully this hasn't become a multiplayer only environment now.