Re: first line of defense

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Mon Oct 01 2001 - 18:39:23 MDT

James Rogers wrote:
> So shooting an aircraft with a rifle involves both knowing how to compensate
> for flight trajectories (like with a shotgun) AND knowing how to compensate
> for ballistic trajectories of the bullet (like long-range rifle shooting).
> Unless you can do both in real-time at the same time, your odds of hitting
> anything are almost nil because your shooting instincts will most likely be
> wrong for that situation. Which is why having the proles try to shoot down
> crop dusters is probably a bad idea for the most part without some
> substantial education on the matter.

I seem to recall reading how the NVA worked out a rather simple sighting
system for a person with an AK to shoot at jet fighters and choppers
reliably that compensated for a bunch of this...

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