01/20/2004: "Man makes mistakes."
How's that for friendly fire? Apart from the bombs that ripped through the tail, there's one almost directly above the plane's fuselage. Do you think it missed?
I remember reading or hearing that laser bombs can still hit civilian areas due to human error, presumably the pilot or bombadier identifying incorrect targets.
Bearing this in mind, do modern weapons mean 'safer war'? If WWII was replayed with contemporary vehicles and armaments (minus nukes) would London and Dresden have retained their historic buildings? Is the ratio of civilian-military casualites, lost to bombing runs, less now than it's ever been? Or have we just improved the accuracy of our indiscrimination?
http://www.evidenceincamera.co.uk/ Supposedly hosts five million aerial recon photos of WWII. The site is down currently, but should be up by 26.01.04
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