Accession Number:

ADA076937

Title:

Realistic Training: The Key to Success in Aerial Combat.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-06-08

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

Todays USAF air-to-air combat forces must be prepared to gain and maintain air superiority quickly with minimum losses. Considering the numerical superiority and rapidly advancing quality of the threat, this requirement places a high premium on a credible, realistic training program. This study reviews aspects of historical methods of air-to-air training and subsequent force employment. Then an assessment of some recent aerial combat training initiatives is made to evaluate their effectiveness in producing a combat ready air-to-air force. It concludes that much progress has been made, but that certain improvements are required to develop full combat potential. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE