posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 12:11 PM
To be honest, I feel that the only reason they have been employed on bombers and not on fighters, is due to the increased weight that the Rotary
launcher itself imposes on the parent aircraft not to mention the increased load on the hydraulic systems onboard.
I suppose that it depends on the requirements of the aircraft also, Rotary launchers allow a wide range of muntions to be carried on its rails without
having to get rid of the missile or bomb infront of the weapon you want to launch. As with any thing, it comes down to the aircrafts requirements, for
bombers, the ability to carry a wide range of weaponary at the same time means a rotary launcher is a wise choice, with air defence fighters, they are
likely to only carry one or two types of missiles during their mission.
Hope that helps a little