Jet Fighter School

Air Combat Simulator Tactics and Maneuvers
by Richard G. Sheffield

Straight Yo-Yo

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.

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