Why don't fighter planes have backwards pointing guns?
December 23, 2006 2:16 PM Subscribe
Why don't fighter jets (in real life or in those classic movies) have backwards pointing guns and missiles to shoot down their chasing adversaries in dog-fights?
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I'm thinking in movies like Top Gun. When they are in the air fighting often one plane is chasing another one trying to shoot it down. The chased plane just tries to get away. But why couldn't they have backwards pointing guns or missile launchers to luck onto their enemy?