Anti-aircraft artillery. Air defense artillery. See AAA.. Ack ack. …whatever you call it, there is no dispute that the firing of guns, cannon, and artillery at aircraft is a significant threat to said aircraft. Add to that the simplicity, reliability, and proliferation of these weapons and suddenly you have a real concern for military forces.
On this episode, retired U.S. Navy Captain and former TOPGUN Surface-to-Air Threat and Countertactics subject matter expert Craig “Crunch” Snyder begins a two-part series on such threats with a look at AAA–what it is, the various projectiles, the types of fire, and more.
Cohost “Boat” offers a U.S. Air Force perspective on the subject and helps answer listener questions such as military pilot career progression, the muscle memory challenges associated with returning from an aircraft carrier deployment, nuclear strike in fighter squadrons, and future episode suggestions.