RAFJenkins, If you have not done so, go to QC and fly a mission as observer. There you can see just what his field of fire is. It helped me with my observer. Sometimes if the EA is directly behind, he cant fire. Don't know if this was the case but worth a try if not. I have had a few of those "jumping out of the chair moments myself." Ain't this fun!

Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear or a fool from either end.
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