Jet Fighter School

Air Combat Simulator Tactics and Maneuvers
by Richard G. Sheffield

Speedbrake Reversal

Situation:An attacker is closing fast from behind.
Maneuver:• Level out your wings (1).
• Pull up hard and extend your speedbrake (2).
• As soon as the attacker appears on your screen (overshoots), retract the speedbrake and be prepared to turn hard to follow, or take a missile shot and disengage.
Note:Using this maneuver with less than 400 knots of airspeed won't leave you with much speed for maneuvering. Use this with caution when flying at low speed.

Force the other aircraft to overshoot by extending your speedbrake.


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