Pure pursuit

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Pure pursuit is a type of pursuit curve used in aerial combat in which an aircraft pursues another aircraft by pointing its nose directly towards it.[1] This is in contrast with lead pursuit, in which the chasing aircraft points ahead of the aircraft it is following (typically used when attempting a gun attack) and lag pursuit, in which the chasing aircraft points behind the aircraft it is following (typically used when attempting a rear-aspect missile attack).

Citations and notes[edit]

  1. ^ p.1-3, NATC

References[edit]

  • Flight training instruction air to air intercept procedures workbook 2008, Naval Air Training Command, NAS Corpus Christi, Department of the Navy, Texas, 2008