You're right, they're not stupid. I have no doubts, however, that it would be a turkey shoot (pun intended) and not to mention a good excuse to use our Raptors in combat. I don't care what weapons they might be able to hang from those ancient Tomcats, you can't shoot what you can't see.
Raptors would have obvious effects, but I could see losing a Viper or legacy Hornet to a Turkey very easily. Best to be safe than sorry, so roll in the 1/3FW.