Jet Fighter School

Air Combat Simulator Tactics and Maneuvers
by Richard G. Sheffield

Barrel Roll Attack

Situation:You're approaching an opponent from behind. The other aircraft turns hard and your speed advantage may cause an overshoot.
Maneuver:•The enemy aircraft breaks hard to the right. You should pull up hard (1).
•Immediately begin a roll to the left, away from your opponent (2).
•Finish the maneuver by sliding back in behind the enemy plane with a hard right turn (3).


Instead of overshooting, pull up and roll away from your opponent. Slide back into firing position with another turn—this time toward the target.

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