DIVISION AIR TO GROUND TACTICS AND PROCEDURES
three plane "Battle Triad" (Figure 8-2). These formations are designed to maximize mutual
support while enabling division maneuverability.
Although Shelby Range is our primary target for the division
WEPS sortie, a scheduling conflict, squadron detachment, or
weather considerations may require use of another target. In this
case, an alternate target will be briefed.
Figure 8-2 Tactical Division Formations
As each section runs across the target , a Tac Turn will be executed to the left (into the lead of
each section). After completing the Tac Turn , the lead will make an easy turn climbing to the
release altitude (for the first pattern planned) and the flight should rejoin in right cruise echelon
(Figure 8-3). Once the formation is established inbound to the target on the run-in heading, a
"trim run/spacer pass" will be executed.
8-4 DIVISION AIR TO GROUND TACTICS AND PROCEDURESS