Jet Fighter School

Air Combat Simulator Tactics and Maneuvers
by Richard G. Sheffield

High-G Barrel Roll

Situation:An enemy aircraft is close behind, closing for a gun attack.
Maneuver:• Break hard into the attack (1).
• Perform a barrel roll in the opposite direction. This should bleed off some speed and make the attacker overshoot (2).
• Roll in behind the target for a gun or short-range missile shot (3).


Do a barrel roll away from the enemy; then roll back behind him for a tailpipe shot.

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