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Originally posted by thematrix
If it were a suicide mission, I think the pilot would make things certain and just fly the jet into A/F 1 :p
Originally posted by RichardPrice
A paraphrased reply to a post I made in the JSF thread is quite apt here I think:
Why would they? If some wise spark started broadcasting the AF1 IFF signal from a plane that was about to attack a target in the US, the airforce would be powerless to stop it.
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
It's not necessary to lock on to engage.
Using the guns is a bit like skeet shooting, you 'paint' the target.
And yes, any jet can fire passive lock missles on the jet, but from what I hear, that tub has some pretty sophisticated anti-missle technology.
Originally posted by thelibra
Well, in theory, the transponder would not be replicable by any reasonable means, and would have also have some sort of countermeasure controlled at the football or pentagon level.
A bad guy got ahold of what I can only assume is an F117, and his target is the President, who is currently flying in Air Force One.
Originally posted by DeltaNine
THANKS FOR THE DAMN SPOILERS FOR A SEASON THAT HASN'T SCREENED HERE YET.
I bloody well thank you from the bottom of my bloody heart.