Most of it has to do with the ROE, which is extremely convoluted. Also, unless our Air Defense and/or Air Force receive a Weapons Control Status of Red (fire at anything not positively ID's as friendly), you have to wait for said aircraft to perform a hostile act. » 10/17/14 9:34am 10/17/14 9:34am

Two things: I'm more impressed that the wheels survived. And what is the coefficient of drag on these things. The tire/wheel combo my actually provide a certain amount of "lift", like a parachute. Therefore, it would actually fall way slower than terminal velocity, which would add to its survivability. » 10/02/14 12:27pm 10/02/14 12:27pm