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Arming Pilots in cockpit

NavyGunnerNavyGunner Member Posts: 8 ✭✭
Everyone is right, something has to be done so that the pilots can defend the cockpit, his life and the lives of his crew and passangers, BUT, there always has to be a "BUT" or "what if".People that are trying to make this happen fail to remember that this aircraft is flying at a very high altitude nearly everytime a take-over happens and the a/c cockpit and cabin, is "PRESSURERIZED" and a stray bullet not well placed or going through a body and making a hole through the outside skin releasing the cabin pressure can many times cause very serious problems within the plane, i.e. the Hawaaian airliner years ago that lost pressure and 1/5th of the cabin blew out, sucking out a crewmember.All of these "knee-jerk" ideas here recently really need to be examined very closely. There are other things that can be done instead of blowing a hole in a pressurized aircraft.


  • arkresearcharkresearch Member Posts: 22 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    With taser guns,glue guns ,peper and CS gasI see no nesesity to PUT a HOLE in any aircraft , But if pilots IQ is in such stateas to have no common sense ,maybe thats the reason the PILOT cabin is called COCKpit ,maybe also the goverment and Offices deservethe name of COCKpits too ,in response to the lack of common sense.
  • hamiltonhamilton Member Posts: 5 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Some security/aviation guy on TV said the pilots could carry ammo which is 150 grain - silver point - hollow point - with little concern of penetrating the air craft. ...Does that sound right???
  • ZakZak Member Posts: 11 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I think what the guy on the teevee was probably talking about are Glaser safety slugs or other frangible rounds--ammo that is specifically designed not to penetrate walls and such. Such things do exist, and can be found at your local gunshop. They are less effective than FMJ or JHP when targetting something wearing heavy clothing, but the flipside is they (probably) won't go through dry-wall and kill your wife if you miss the bad guy in the house.
  • usmc2498215usmc2498215 Member Posts: 82 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    There are "less lethal" sub-munitions that will do the job just fine, without risk to the aircraft. I agree, a handgun or SMG would be very dangerous, even in an experienced persons hands.
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