A Lethal Video Game

Hurtling along near the speed of sound in dead of night, at times under intense antiaircraft fire, how could pilots of the F-111 fighter bombers plant so many of their bombs on or near targets as small and discrete as a single building or a row of planes? By high-tech wizardry that makes a real-life bombing run seem almost as simple as a video game.

The prime weapon of last week's raid was an advanced version of the F-111 fitted with a special electronics navigation and targeting pod known as Pave Tack. Developed by Ford Aerospace & Communications and first delivered...

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