Could the B-1 Bomber Be Turned Into a Gunship?
The National Interest -

Task and Purpose, Brad Howard

Security, North America

Is that possible? Or is it just simply a really bad idea? 

One day flying over Afghanistan, sometime in mid-2010, ground troops who were getting shot at requested ISR support (intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance). Unfortunately when they requested this show of force, our small Air Force prop plane, the majestic and swan-like MC-12W, was insufficient to strike fear into the hearts of the Taliban through looks alone. Luckily, an Air...


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