Old 1st May 2018, 20:16
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frodo_monkey
 
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
Consider counter air mission. The ultimate aim is to destroy the enemy aircraft.
Is it though? Surely what you want is to prevent those aircraft from impeding friendly freedom of manoeuvre? If they are trapped in the ground because they’ve “blue screen of death” on their maintenance system, or you’ve put an ALCM into the base power supply so that they can’t pump fuel out of the BFI, have you actually achieved your aim?

I do subscribe to the ‘precision isn’t a substitute for mass’ argument somewhat, but arguing that 8x airburst 1000lb’ers is going to have a lasting effect on a target is probably a little disingenuous.
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