Weapons Delivery Principles and Procedures
PENDULUM EFFECT: With left
wing down, the sight picture
WINGS LEVEL: Flight path and
is to the right; the bomb will
sight line coincide.
follow the flight path and
strike to the left.
Figure 17: PENDULUM EFFECT
You correct for wind effects by varying your bank angle as you fly around the pattern. During the
tracking phase you will need to make adjustments in your roll-in point and initial aimpoint. Wind effect
on the bomb after release is corrected by the offset aimpoint you calculate.