Thursday, August 5, 2010

Air attack

1.   coordinated — A combination of two or more types of air attack (dive, glide, low-level) in one strike, using one or more types of aircraft. 
2. deferred — A procedure in which attack groups rendezvous as a single unit.  It is used when attack groups  are launched from more than one station with their departure on the mission being delayed pending further orders. 
3.  divided — A method of delivering a coordinated air attack which consists of holding the units in close tactical concentration up to a point, then splitting them to attack an objective from different directions.