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Future 'top Guns' Will Be Battle Managers Flying Bigger, Slower Aircraft


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Fighter jet pilot

Today's fighter jet designs still reflect the idea of a fast, agile plane with a modern emphasis on stealth to avoid radar detection.

Credit: Philippine Fly Boy/Flickr

At the dawn of aerial combat 100 years ago, World War I flying aces frequently closed to within 15 meters before firing at enemy aircraft with their machine guns.

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