Isn’t that long after the invention of the ᴀɪʀᴄʀᴀꜰᴛ that engineers began strapping ɢᴜɴs to them. These early fighters were propeller driven.
Using guns to engage their ᴇɴᴇᴍɪᴇs in aerial ʙᴀᴛᴛʟᴇs known as ᴅᴏɢꜰɪɢʜᴛs when the first jet ᴀɪʀᴄʀᴀꜰᴛ was introduced in World War II. Dᴏɢꜰɪɢʜᴛɪɴɢ didn’t go away, it just got faster. The pilots of these new ғɪɢʜᴛᴇʀs are capable of engaging a wide range of targets in the air on the ground.
Sometimes dozens of miles away, pilots behind the wheel of these highly advanced ᴀɪʀᴄʀᴀғᴛ also have more ᴡᴇᴀᴘᴏɴ options than ever before. Though they still carry ɢᴜɴs many also combed armed with ᴍɪssɪʟᴇs rockets and 𝚋𝚘𝚖𝚋𝚜.