INTERCEPT PROCEDURES TEXTBOOK
Pure pursuit (Figure 3) may be used to:
(1) Give the bogey a difficult target to visually acquire.
Lead pursuit is a situation where the fighter places his nose in front of the bogey. The
amount of lead is how far in front of the bogey's nose the fighter is pointing. A collision
intercept is a form of lead pursuit.
Lead pursuit (Figure 4) may be used to:
(1) Fire the Sparrow, Phoenix, or AMRAAM missiles from a position forward of the
Increase closure and decrease range to the target.
Allow for a gun solution in the rear quarter.