Air Combat Simulator Tactics and Maneuvers
by Richard G. Sheffield
Learn and practice ten offensive maneuvers to put you in the right place at the right time.
Now that you can do all sorts of incredible things with your jet fighter, it's time to put them to use.
Once again, the best training mode in F-15 Strike Eagle is with the Rookie difficulty level and the mission number 1 for Libya.
This scenario will give you a constant stream of enemy fighters to battle, without having to worry about surface-to-air missiles.
Each maneuver described in this chapter outlines under what conditions this maneuver should be used. This doesn't mean that's the only time to use the particular maneuver. Experiment and find out what works best for you. Most fighter pilots have one or two favorite maneuvers that they feel most comfortable with, so they try to force the battle to become the kind of fight they fight best.
Be aware of your energy level at all times—especially when you're at low altitudes, where it's best to use high-speed maneuvers rather than hard-turning maneuvers which bleed off energy and make you choose between disengagement or crashing.