One other thing I DON"T like about Alpha+3 setup is losing 2 airbases for UK. Don’t really care about the one on Malta, but Gibraltar should definitely have an airbase.
I totally agree with you,knp7765
i also agree.
As for the Malta AB: not necessary but made the game more more interesting.
I believe historically, the Malta air base was more important and used more frequently than the air base in Gibraltar.