Based on earlier discussion about upping war production, if NATO are at 300,000 troops with supporting equipment, with surely a strategy of expected losses and ammo expenditure, it’s either a ‘show of force’ without depth, or we know that if action is required, our air assets which we have not donated would pound the Russians into dust before a single NATO MLRS was required to fire?!
I'm not sure if we can take air superiority over the Russians for granted in a hot war scenario. Yes I've seen Top Gun and know NATO fast jet jockeys are God's gift etc, but we have seen how Ukraine has been able to deny Russia air superiority even over small parts of the Donbass with smart use of GBAD and a few MiG-29s.
This article on the subject is really interesting, though I'm not qualified to say how valid it is.
In Denial About Denial: Why Ukraine’s Air Success Should Worry the West - War on the Rocks
@Fox3WMB - any comment?