Air Combat Maneuvering
When is the last-ditch high-g roll employed?
ANSWER: The high-g roll is used in a low angle off attack, when the bandit is at close range to
force the overshoot by quickly reducing velocity vector.
Why is the high-g roll employed?
ANSWER: The high-g roll is used to spit out the bandit to the outside of the turn resulting in a
possible neutral scissors. It makes tracking difficult due to the dramatic changes in
all three axes and an increase in closure.
What are the significant differences in the execution of the high-g roll on top vs underneath?
NEUTRAL 1 V 1
64. Neutral engagements are normally initiated _______.
ANSWER: from a position 1 to 1-1/2 miles abeam at 16,000 ft, with the airspeed of your choice.
2 v 1 MISSION PROCEDURES/MANEUVERS, FLIGHT PROCEDURES
65. During single switch maneuvering, what should the free fighter call?
ANSWER: Number of aircraft in sight
During the call the bandit exercise, the fighters are nonmaneuvering.
Which fighter should assume the tac lead?
ANSWER: Whoever has the most situational awareness
Give an example of directive/descriptive commentary used in ACM?
ANSWER: The answer may vary, however, each at a minimum must include tactical or
2 v 1 MISSION PROCEDURES/MANEUVERS, ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
69. Both fighters must have the bandit in sight prior to the start of any engagement.