Modern US Air Force equivalents of Star Wars spaceships
The US Air Forces Central Command got a little carried away after watching the new episode os Star Wars and published on Facebook a post comparing some of their most famous aircraft to classic Star Wars spacecraft.
The classic X-Wing ship, the Rebels’ very own “space-fighter”, is a dual-role aircraft according to the USAF – it can act as interceptor and attack ground targets (like the Death Star). A current aircraft with such characteristics, as pointed out by the Air Force, is the F-15 Eagle, currently their most important fighter jet.
Built around guns, the flying tank T-47 that appears in every episode of Star Wars, is a ship that flies low to the ground and in low speeds to attack ground targets exclusively.