Re: Nooh Joizee gun ohners aphter arplains
I think a .50 would be unlikely to bring down an airliner, unless a tracer round happend to strike one of the fuel tanks. Could probably do the same with a 30.06, or similar rifle round, with a tracer. Getting close enough while an aircraft approaches on final, or shortly after take off would not be much of a challenge, but striking jet fuel would be quite unlikely, IMHO.
I'm not worried about giving any potential terrorists ideas; I'm sure the scenario has been proposed and dismissed.
The real threat, as all know, are shoulder fired heat-seeking missles.