Jet Fighter School

Air Combat Simulator Tactics and Maneuvers
by Richard G. Sheffield

Jinking a Missile Coming Head-on

Situation:Radar shows a missile heading toward you from in front.
Maneuver:• Determine if the missile is heat-seeking or radar-homing. Head straight toward it (1).
• When the missile is 1–1 1/2 radar-grid divisions away (that's approximately 10-15 miles), release the proper countermeasure (flare for heat-seeker, ECM for radar-homing). Pull up hard (2).
• Watch missile pass beneath you (3).
Note:Missiles fired from behind you will usually head for a released flare without the jink maneuver.


You've got a good chance of dodging an oncoming missile with this simple maneuver.

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