ACM 1 v 1 Defensive Maneuvering
T-45C TS, ADV & IUT ACMFP-03
Question 13 18.104.22.168.4
What is the purpose of the rolling scissors?
ANSWER: The rolling scissors is designed to exploit in-close
horizontal and vertical overshoots by forcing the opponent out in
front, by reducing the forward vector.
Question 14 22.214.171.124.4.1
During the start of a rolling scissors, how would the fighter
prevent the bandit from pulling behind the 3/9 line?
ANSWER: Pull aggressively in the horizontal to force the
Question 15 126.96.36.199.4.1
During the initiation of an overshoot, leading to a rolling
scissors, what would the fighter do to commence the
ANSWER: The fighter would commence the defensive pitchup
by leveling his wings, pulling 17 units AOA, and executing the
vertical pitchup to approximately 60 degrees nose-high.
Question 16 188.8.131.52.8
Identify at least three conditions for a defensive
1. Fighting a better aircraft and/or pilot
2. Running low on fuel
3. Sustaining a hit
4. Up against superior numbers
5. Wanting to redefine the fight
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