Air Combat Maneuvering
In an offensive situation you can trade excess ______ for ______ to avoid an overshoot.
ANSWER: airspeed, altitude
What is the purpose of the high yo-yo in ACM?
ANSWER: To prevent an overshoot of the bandits flight path
When a bandit generates minimal lateral separation during a defensive pitchback, the fighter
attempting an offensive counter attempts to remain in phase with the bandit by using combina-
tions/variations of ______ for a guns solution.
ANSWER: high and low yo-yos
When a bandit generates lateral separation during a defensive pitchback, the fighter attempting
an offensive counter attempts to ______ the bandit in the ______, using proper control input to
ANSWER: lead turn, vertical
FLIGHT PROCEDURESOFFENSIVE, DISPLACEMENT ROLL
32. You are in a pure pursuit of a bandit in a hard left turn at 3,000-ft range, co-altitude, and
approximately 30 degrees AOT. You estimate his airspeed is 50 kts faster than yours.
What maneuver would best improve your offensive position for a gun solution?
ANSWER: Displacement roll
What is the purpose of the displacement roll in ACM?
ANSWER: The displacement roll reduces excessive closure rate while displacing the fighter to
a different plane of maneuvering.
During a displacement roll, how does the rate of roll affect arrival in the desired firing envelope?
ANSWER: A slow rate of roll is applied for an increased nose-to-tail distance. A fast rate of
roll is applied for maintaining the nose-to-tail distance.
FLIGHT PROCEDURESOFFENSIVE, BREAK TURN EXERCISE
35. What are the two methods for the wingman to simulate a counterattack on the lead (bandit)
during the offensive break turn exercise?
The wingman continues his roll, keeping the bandit in sight.
The wingman reverses his turn nose-high, prior to the bandit passing underneath the