Never leave your wingman? Singles go south?

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Unread post26 Apr 2009, 06:58

In aerial warfare, would you want to go hunting for enemy fighters alone like a heroic knight, leaving your wingman and possibly the rest of your flight to fend for themselves or you stick close together, knowing that separation is suicidal?
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Unread post26 Apr 2009, 18:22

In aerial warfare, would you want to go hunting for enemy fighters alone like a heroic knight, leaving your wingman and possibly the rest of your flight to fend for themselves or you stick close together, knowing that separation is suicidal?


Hey, Top Gun, watch the rest of the movie first.....

You stick close, that YouTube vid I linked to with Duke Cunningham says it pretty clearly. He could have taken out a loner that was RTB, but his leader was in trouble. You go find the vid, I posted it once already, and I'm a little busy.
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Unread post27 Apr 2009, 13:18

This might lead to discussing tactics, and I don't want us doing that here. I'm throwing a lock on this one.

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