F-16 MMC Strafe in Mountainous Terrain
Air Command And Staff College, Air University Maxwell Air Force Base United States
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High-angle strafe is the preferred strafe procedure in the F-16 community. Current tactics do not adequately address the execution of this procedure in mountainous terrain. Current area of operations is extremely mountainous and CWDS does not model complete recovery ground clearance in the event of strafe into rising terrain. Research into approved techniques and analysis of those techniques in mountainous terrain was conducted to determine if safety margins are preserved. In most circumstances, high-angle strafe provides adequate terrain clearance.
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