Re: Aircraft seen over Baghdad...or not!

Message posted by Magoo on December 31, 2002 at 20:35:54 PST:

Except that...

F-4 - None left, all retired.
F-111 - ditto...
SR-71 - and again...
J-Stars - would you take a $500M+ converted jetliner over downtown Baghdad??? Think 'sitting duck'!
Global Hawk - as above - does most of it's work from stand off ranges with side looking optics and radar.

Just because it's leaving a contrail (which could be as low as 25,000 feet), doesn't necessarily mean it's a recon platform. It might be a fighter, and at altitude the plane itself may not be able to be seen but the trail can.


In Reply to: Re: Aircraft seen over Baghdad posted by Aaron Johnson on December 31, 2002 at 10:03:34 PST:


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