airspeed. This can be either a momentary unload followed by a max-performance pull to lead or
pure, or a simple relaxation of the pull to eat up the lateral separation while preserving no less than
If a second missile shot presents itself, take it. If you misjudged to pull to lead pursuit and overshot
the control zone, or if you just cant manage the turn rate needed to bring the nose to bear, attempt a
Pull the nose down toward the inside of the bandits turn and position it well in front of the bandit
(lead pursuitFigure 16).
Upon approaching the desired weapons range, work the nose back up toward the bandit, avoiding
heavy buffet. As you close on the bandit, determine if the bandit is within your weapons parameters.
At this point, either fire the selected weapon or continue maneuvering to the weapons envelope.
Should you generate excessive closure, use a high yo-yo to stop closure and maintain nose-to-tail
Figure 16: LOW YO-YO