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  •  True, but the Genie was a later addition (0+ / 0-)

    And few if any of the interceptors had guns, so rockets and missiles were the only weapons they carried.  Planes like the F-86, F-89 and F-94 were armed with small rockets intended to scatter the formation and maybe destroy a few bombers in the process.  Later planes like the F-102 and F-104 had missiles that could be targeted on individual bombers (the F-104 had a 20 mm cannon also).  The F-101 and F-106 and F-89 were capable of carrying the Genie, but that wasn't until 1957.

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    by markdd on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 07:50:16 AM PST

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