Friday, December 30, 2016

an ability we didn't have to pay to have designed into the F-17, that came in handy and saved lives, a sonic boom

in March 2003, two F-16 pilots were called to assist 52 British special operators surrounded by 500 Iraqi troops — meaning the friendlies were outnumbered almost 10 to 1.

The Iraqi troops were pressing the attack, pinning the Brits down and preparing to overrun them.

Thinking fast, one of the pilots climbed to high altitude and then went into a dive, quickly building up sonic energy around his plane as he neared the ground with the massive amount of sound energy surrounding his cockpit, he broke the sound barrier and pointed the bulk of the energy at the ground where he believed the Iraqi troops to be.

 Lynch pulled up a mere 3,000 feet from the ground, sending the massive sonic boom against the troops below.

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