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the abeam for the appropriate WEPS pattern (Figure 8-4). The comm for this break-up is as
"Turbo 2's breaking."
"Turbo 3's breaking."
"Turbo 4's breaking."
Other flight members break at five-second intervals (a seven-second break interval will be used
for a three plane division). This interval will allow equal spacing of the formation in the
weapons pattern. At the abeam position, each OUI will call "abeam" on the UHF. In a four-
plane formation, dash-4 will make this call after the lead has completed their first roll in and
called "1's off safe".
Figure 8-4 Trim Run/Spacer Pass
805. FLYING THE PATTERN
The Attack Cone
The concept of the attack cone (Figure 8-5) is taught to emphasize the idea that, although you
will be using a fixed run-in line, an effective run-in can actually be made from any direction. For
a given target and dive angle, the pattern of all possible flight paths forms a cone above the
target. In combat, you would maneuver so as to intercept this cone from the most advantageous
direction for your run-in.
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