Jet Fighter School

Air Combat Simulator Tactics and Maneuvers
by Richard G. Sheffield

Head-on Gun Attack

Situation:You are approaching enemy aircraft head-on.
Maneuver:• Line up with the enemy straight ahead, at the same altitude (1).
• Start firing when the enemy is approximately 11/2 radar screen divisions away. The target will fly to meet the gun shells. If you wait until the enemy aircraft is within normal gun range you'll fly past before you get a good shot (2).
Note:A head-on attack presents a bad missile angle for your opponent. If you make the enemy pilot waste one of his four missiles during the head-on pass, so much the better. Be prepared to jink, though.


Fire while the enemy aircraft is still out of range in a head-on cannon attack.

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