Air Combat Simulator Tactics and Maneuvers
by Richard G. Sheffield
|Situation:||The enemy aircraft is making a break for it and trying to outrun you. In this situation—if you don't want to use your afterburners because your fuel level is low—you can trade altitude for speed.|
|Maneuver:||• Obtain a position directly behind the enemy aircraft (1).|
|• Remaining directly behind your opponent, begin a shallow (10–20°) dive (2).|
|• Notice your airspeed rising. As you close on the enemy, pull up to slow down and prevent an overshoot (3).|
Trade altitude for speed by going into a shallow dive, then pulling up when you're within range.