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It's the same question as for the ISS in orbit, gravity is pushing the yoke down for you. When you fly level you're actually keeping your distance from the earth center constant.


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More rounds means more weight and more space needed to store them. Guns in jet fighter are not there primary weapon system anymore but are there as backup to save you when leaving the war zone after your mission or give unexpected and unplanned support to ground troops on your way back and when you know that 1 good round is enough to put an airplane out of ...


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They don't need more rounds. Modern fighters contain a targeting system that can calculate where the bullets will go, allowing the pilot to fire only when he's sure to hit the target. In some aircraft, the gun is slaved to the targeting system so it can be set to fire automatically when the target crosses the firing line. In WW2, aiming was more primitive ...


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