Gaps in Washington Air Cover

MSNBC story today. Despite helicopters and F-16’s and the occasional Stinger missile battery that pops up on my drive to work, there are still gaps in coverage. Perhaps it’s time to resurrect a new time of aircraft. A propeller-driven fighter. Maybe some P-51s rearmed. They could handle the low and slow Cessnas that are frightening Washington defense officials. Maybe some old World War II planes buzzing over these guys would really be more effective than a $35 million mach-2 powered F-16 (which has a problem in combat at <150 mph). It would at least look cool to have some old planes guarding DC. Doubt they’ll do it as it would cost too much.]]>

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