Air Combat Maneuvering
FLIGHT PROCEDURESDEFENSIVE, SNAP GUNS DEFENSE EXERCISE
43. What is the purpose of the snap guns defense exercise?
ANSWER: The purpose is to practice defending against high angle-off guns attack while
maintaining sufficient energy to counter the next attack.
The defensive snap guns exercise is initiated from combat spread, as the bandit calls ______,
and ______ into the attack.
ANSWER: In as the shooter, hard turns
What does the fighter execute to avoid the guns shot?
ANSWER: The fighter reduces planform by breaking out-of-plane.
FLIGHT PROCEDURESDEFENSIVE, BREAK TURN EXERCISE DEFENSE
46. During the defensive break turn exercise, your reengagement can take what two forms?
ANSWER: Either a maximum instantaneous break turn or a maximum performance turn into
FLIGHT PROCEDURESDEFENSIVE, DEFENSIVE COUNTERS TO HIGH/LOW YO-YOS
47. What action does the defensive fighter take in a vertical pitchback?
ANSWER: Wings-level pullup, 17 units AOA to go 60 degrees nose-high
How can the fighter reduce the bandits offensive angular advantage?
ANSWER: Increase angle off tail (AOT)
What is the purpose of the defensive counter to high/low yo-yos?
ANSWER: To remain out-of-phase with the bandits maneuvers
During a defensive counter to a high/low yo-yo, when the bandit comes off the low angle perch,
why does the fighter execute a hard or break turn?
ANSWER: To increase AOT and closure rate
During a defensive counter to a high/low yo-yo, after coming off the perch and breaking into the
bandit, once the bandits nose is committed to the vertical, the fighter should ______.
ANSWER: unload the aircraft 5-10 units to optimize acceleration and separation