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# 52
02-16-2013, 05:58 PM
Originally Posted by thlaylierah View Post

Thank Obama for retiring the only jet aircraft capable of launching an interceptor at an ICBM or by implication, an incomming Impactor.

NASA needs to unmothball those F-15s and set them up to scramble.
Um, the planes were retired because they are 40 years old. Aircraft do have a service life, you know. And if you fly them too hard and too fast for too long they start falling apart in mid-air. Like what happened to a few of those F-15s before they were retired.

Besides, a missile that might be perfectly capable of knocking an ICBM re-entry vehicle out of the sky won't do much for a hundred-foot-wide space rock coming in at 100,000mph.

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