Originally posted by taibunsuu
Yeah you can fly a long way at interceptable speeds like subsonic while your comrades are flying up behind you at supersonic on afterburner with heat seekers ready to go live. Or you can fly a long way going nice and slow at fuel efficient altitude while SA-5 locks onto your ass and blows you away.
Understandable, but it wasn't for lack of fuel was it ? If they didn't have enough fuel then how could he be intercepted by other planes ?
Besides some tof the bases were so close to the boarder that all you'd have to do is fly at treetop height for less than 100km. SAM's back then would have a hard time finding you let alone launching on you, same goes for the fighters.
[edit on 23-9-2004 by mad scientist]