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Jinking

This is a defensive ploy against an attacker who is sitting on the defender's tail within gun range with little or no overtakeing speed. It is a series of random turns, skids, pitch-ups and yaws to spoil the attacker's aim. While the attacker is able to retian the advantage, the longer he is forced to concentrate on attaining a shooting position, the more nervous he is likley to become about what is going on behind him.

Odviously, at this point the defender is in a desperate situation, about to be shot down, following a break with rapidly decaying airspeed. What is called for is application of full reheat, max g in one plane for about 3 to 4 secounds, followed by max minus g in another plane held for 3 to 4 secounds. Speed should have increased by this time. Hopefully, now out of gun range, the defender can now start jinking , separting them by 30 to 60 degrees to avoid the missile envelope-or he can turn back in for a front missile attack (if he has missiles), followed by escape.

Other pages I've made

My main page
Aircraft pages
Main Maneuvres page
Pairs Maneuvres page
The Break
The Scissors
The High G Barrel Roll
The Spiral Dive
The Vertical Rolling Scissors
The Slpit S
The High-Speed Yoyo
The Rollaway
Lag Pursuit
The Low-Speed Yoyo
The Barrel Roll Attack
Some Skills needed for Air Combat Pilots