Originally Posted by Mig-El
Why weren't there any fighter jets during the invasion...you know fighter jets that could have all along shot nuclear missile or any weapon through the portal?
maybe they were not able to scramble fast enough and also they may not know the exact position of the portal to be able to get a good shot. A fighter jet would not have the close quarters capability and maneuverability of IM in that situation IMO. Plus one wrong shot and everyone is gone. Plus the Chitauri may be able to take down some of the jets if the pilot got close.