Jet Fighter School

Air Combat Simulator Tactics and Maneuvers
by Richard G. Sheffield

Pop-up Bombing

The second method for delivering bombs is the low-level or pop-up approach.

If there are no enemy fighters around, approaching the target at approximately 1000 feet may give you some protection from radar-guided SAMs. The missiles should pass right over you. Flying at this altitude takes constant attention, though, since turbulence will constantly buffet your aircraft. A pop-up bombing checklist should read like this:

Use this pop-up bombing technique when you want to fly in under the enemy's radar.


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