Originally Posted by Rudster816
the 500lb. JDAM is a precision weapon, its 100% within 8 feet, it can usually hit its target within 1 or 2.
92% of munitions now are precision guided.
that bomb was either laser or GPS, no WAY would they have dropped a free fall that close
nevermind 95% accuracy of hitting its EXACT target.
also i own a flight sim for the f-16, hard as hell to hit a target with a freefall weapon from a couple thousand feet
Yes but hit by a sudden change in wind direction can cause all sorts of problem .
FLlght sim is no where near as realistic as in life , it cant emulat the pressure the pilots are under
Personaly i just think its a war dont you think the pilots up their are under enough stress as it is without having to worry about where their bomb is gonna hit , once the bomb leaves their plane their job is done they cannot magicaly change the direction of the bomb once its left the plane , its like a cop shoots someone but something happens and his bullet ends up missing and hitting an innocent civilian , he set out with the right intent and something bad happened . the pilot aims his bomb with the correct target but he cannot be soley responsibe for where it lands . Their are bound to be instances like this where people are killed acidently but hey we decided this war was worth all that so i realy hope it is
I am a british person and i dont blame the american pilots for this or the other friendly fire incident , The pilots are following direct orders and iof they make mistakes it is for good reason , they dont just put any old dude in an airplane and send them up they are trained very well so its not fair to say oh well its all their fault , of course if its human error ont their part they are partly responsible but you have to look furthur and think why they made the mistake as there may be another problem that led to this such as miscomunication etc