Executed at MRT and 17 units, the hard turn compromises between turn rate increase and energy bleed-
off. Use it defensively when the bogey becomes a threat and offensively to obtain a firing solution.
The break turn is a maximum-g, defensive turn executed at MRT and 19-21 units AOA. Designed to
defeat an employed weapon or to destroy a bogeys firing solution by forcing an overshoot. It results in
maximum instantaneous turn rate with maximum lift but rapid energy bleed-off.
LOOSE DEUCE EXERCISE
This training command exercise
(Figure 13) teaches you to talk
and fly at the same time in a
structured tactical sequence. It
is practiced with two aircraft
maneuvering against a simulated
bogey. You establish engaged
and free fighter roles, maneuver
through the positions associated
with those roles, swap roles, and
"Torch is engaged
to develop proficiency at pre-
at your left 9, low.
serving energy and communi-
Bogey on my nose,
cating effectively during basic
The loose deuce exercise starts
with the section in combat
spread when the lead spots a
simulated bogey and calls out a
tally report of an imminent threat,
thus setting the stage for the
wingman to react (Figure 13).
The lead calls for the wingman
to turn into the bogey to avoid
a shot by the bogeyfor
example, Murph, hard right.
The lead follows the initial
"Murph, hard right,
bogey right 4, high."
movement call with position of
the bogeyBogey, right, four
high. You as the wingman
simultaneously execute the turn
and respond to leads call with
your call sign, bogey in sight, and
role definitionMurphs tally,
Im engaged. The lead calls
back confirmation of his role,
Torchs free. Now that the
Figure 13: LOOSE DEUCE EXERCISE