Air Combat Maneuvering
By maneuvering out-of-plane below the bandit, you decrease the angles required to travel (increas-
ing effective turn rate), while collapsing the radius of your turn circle relative to your opponents (see
Figure 34). Of course, if you pull your jet level across the horizon while trying to figure out just what
exactly that 60-degree nose-high bandit is doing, the lesson may be accentuated with some 20 MM
up your can.
Figure 34: TWO CIRCLE: OUT-OF-PLANE
Keep in mind, out-of-plane maneuvering will often be limited by your aircrafts performance. Asking
too much from your jet will result in a loss of control and a quick conclusion to the fight.