T-45A UJPT, ADV & IUT ACMFP-02
ACM 1 v 1 Offensive Maneuvering
Problem: delaying reversal, resulting in increased lateral separation
allowing bandit opportunity to increase AOT, compromising offensive
Correction: reverse at bandit wingline, taking lateral separation for
position advantage and minimizing overshoot
Problem: remaining perched high on bandit resulting in going blind
on bandit and perpetuating overshoots
Correction: pull power while maintaining other parameters to position
NOTE: The ideal position to work a bandit in a horizontal scissors is
below and behind his wingline with your guns sweeping through his
Problem: using excessive AOB during reversal causes nose to drop
and aircraft to accelerate resulting in excessive down-range travel
and loss of offensive advantage
Correction: coordinate stick and rudder at high AOA/slow airspeed
NOTE: At approximately 120 KIAS, the rudder is the primary control
surface used to induce or stop rolling moments.
Expect bandit to attempt a disengagement by maximizing AOT and
driving scissors as wide as possible.
At first recognition of bandit bugout attempt, drop the nose to
increase turn rate and bring nose to bear. If bandit pitches back and
defeats your shot, assess your position with respect to his control
zone and initiate a little BFM.
If fighter positions himself for a valid gunshot while in scissors, expect
bandit to redefine the fight by aggressively overbanking in a nose-low
guns defense. The result could well be a tight two-circle spiral.
AVOID EXCESSIVE LEAD! Be patient with it and let him deal with