INTERCEPT PROCEDURES TEXTBOOK
When visualizing an intercept on the scope, target aspect is measured from the cut to the AO.
In Figure 4, the cut is 40°L and the AO is 20°L. TA is then 20°R.
The Co-Speed Intercept
In most cases, establishing the collision course is the initial long-range objective of the
fighter. This allows the fighter to close on the bogey in the quickest way possible. The collision
course is normally terminated at a point in the intercept and the fighter transitions to a firing
position. If a collision course were continued, it would result in the fighter and the bogey
reaching the intersection point of their two flight paths in space at the same time.
A basic assumption in the initial phase at VT-86 is that the fighter and bogey will be co-
speed. If both aircraft are co-speed and on collision course, the distance that the fighter and
bogey will travel to the impact point is the same. As a result, the intercept triangle is an isosceles