Air Combat Maneuvering
BACKGROUNDACM ENVIRONMENT, THE EGG
The egg represents a three-dimensional sphere showing the effects of ______ and ______ on
ANSWER: gravity, lift vectors
When the aircrafts lift vector is above the horizon, it has a ______ turn radius and ______ turn
ANSWER: larger, slower
Gravity affects oblique maneuvering in the vertical and horizontal plane depending upon the
______ of the maneuvering plane.
BACKGROUNDACM ENVIRONMENT, OPERATIONAL MANEUVERABILITY
What are the fixed aircraft factors which affect ACM?
ANSWER: Structural limitations, thrust-to-weight ratio, and wing-loading capabilities
What are three of the variable aircraft factors which affect ACM?
ANSWER: Any three of the following: altitude, airspeed, AOA, g, sustained g, turn radius, or
BACKGROUNDACM ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY MANAGEMENT
The cornering speed for the T-45A is ________.
If deck allows, what AOA should the free fighter use to extend with?
What are the optimum AOAs for sustained performance, instantaneous turn rate, and for
a. Sustained 13-14 units
b. Instantaneous turn rate 19-21 units
c. Energy addition 5-10 units