In order for the reader to understand the tactical situation, it is necessary to employ an analogy.Commander Gamm thinks his little armada is attacking an under-staffed warship... One without a proper A.I. to coordinate the many weapons systems. Picture a man with a stack of flyswatters fending off a swarm of bees.
Gamm is rather fatally mistaken. His armada is up against a state of the art A.I., one capable of driving every single weapon aboard the superfortress with full efficiency, and to maximum effect.This is the point at which the analogy falls apart...
Aaaiieee... It Burns!