SECTION LOW ALTITUDE TACTICS AND PROCEDURES
Tac Wing (Figure 6-4) is an extremely fluid formation designed to provide:
Reduced workload on the wingman (ease in position keeping).
2. Ease in maneuvering a section through rough terrain (sometimes referred to as "mountain
3. Aircraft in close formation can mass firepower while at the same time avoiding the "frag"
of the other aircraft (i.e., during air-to-ground weapons delivery).
Figure 6-4 TAC Wing Formation
Tac Wing formation is defined as:
The wing will fly in the depicted "cone": 20 to 60 degrees off lead's tail.
Wing will maintain 500 3000 feet of nose to tail separation.
Wing will maintain a position level to slightly above lead's altitude.
The wingman has the primary responsibility for lookout in Tac Wing formation, more so than in
combat spread. Wing should remain at least 20º off lead's tail for wingtip vortex avoidance, and
to allow easy visual acquisition. In a hostile environment, the wingman should cross the lead's
tail approximately every 60 seconds to ensure the 6 o'clock position of the section is clear.
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