AIR COMBAT TACTICS EVALUATION F-100, F-104, F-105, F-4C VS MIG-15/17 TYPE A/C(F-86H)
Final rept. on TAC Mission FF 857, 26 Ap-7 May 1965
FIGHTER WEAPONS SCHOOL NELLIS AFB NV
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The objectives of the Evaluation TAC Mission FF-857 were to determine the most suitable offensive and defensive maneuvers for the F-100, F- 104, F-105 and F-4C versus MIG 1517 type aircraft. Energy Maneuverability diagrams were used to substantiate conclusions and recommendations. Use of energy maneuverability concept for planning was limited however, because necessary energy maneuverability diagrams were not available for the F-86H aircraft, which simulated the MIG 15MIG 17 types. It was determined that the F-100, F-104, F-105 and F-4C should avoid co-speed, high angle of attack engagements with the MIG 1517 type aircraft. On the offensive, a speed advantage should be maintained. On the defensive, maneuvering in an attempt to cause an over-shoot will probably be unsuccessful. Therefore, an attempt to disengage should be made by reducing the angle of attack and using max power to move out of the attackers range, maneuvering as necessary to spoil a tracking solution until well outside gun andor missile range.
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