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originally posted by: Spader
originally posted by: Bluntone22
originally posted by: neveroddoreven99
a reply to: anzha
So it can hit a target from 20 feet? Hahahaha. Push that back significantly further and those rounds are spraying all over the place!
Would you like to go stand about 300 yards down range?
Considering ballistics? I'd rather be 300 yards down range than 20 feet.
As F4guy said, the pods are most likely to be unstable and gravity will take care of the rest.
If memory serves, the Phantom was designed to be a fighter that shot down bad Guy's with guided missles.
The drivers (and RIO's for that matter) of the F-4 wanted and needed a gun.
If the avionics that the 35's are equipped with do their job, guns shouldn't even be an issue.
originally posted by: Blackfinger
Ive read same thing about early Sparrows in SEA.Something like an 85% failure rate in combat.
Operationally, the missile, which was designed for beyond visual range combat, has a Pk of 59% (17 missiles for 10 kills). The targets included six MiG-29s, a MiG-25, a MiG-23, a Galeb and a US Army Blackhawk that was targeted by mistake.