A long time ago when I was little I got talking to a EE Lightning pilot which I think were tasked to rapid climb and interception of Soviet bombers.
When I asked what armament he carried he said something like "Aden cannon, 4 Firestreak missiles and if all else fails 45,000lb of scrap metal doing
mach 1.5" (can't remember exactly but that was the gist of it).
The alert aircraft carry a full load of missiles, but honestly, other than ground attack, the gun is almost next to useless. There hasn't been an air
to air gun kill since not long after Vietnam IIRC. Even in Desert Storm, when the ROE included almost no BVR targeting there wasn't one that I recall
off the top of my head.
The baltic states have recently begun to behave as the leading edge of EUro currency-induced self-destruction and promotion of oligarchical
pedophilia-based control of the state institutions and politics ...
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