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DD_NL
11-22-2004, 12:12 AM
Hello little friends,

I am looking for a list of WWII Pilot Jargon;

CAP
Flight
Sortie
Recon
Bogey

etc. etc.

DD_NL
11-22-2004, 12:12 AM
Hello little friends,

I am looking for a list of WWII Pilot Jargon;

CAP
Flight
Sortie
Recon
Bogey

etc. etc.

Tully__
11-22-2004, 02:18 AM
CAP = Combat Air Patrol
CAS = Close Air Support
Flight = Unit of (usually) four aicraft flying together.
Section = Leader/wingman pair, two sections (usually) making up a flight.
Sortie = One mission. When looking at wartime statistics, 200 sorties for a day means 200 takeoffs occured that day. That may mean 50 aircraft flew four times each, 100 aircraft flew twice each or any other combination.
Recon = Short for reconaisance
Bogey = Un-identified visual contact, may be friendly or enemy
Bandit = Visual contact identified as enemy

Jargon varied from on air force to another, but you can get some more information on in flight jargon in this Brevity Code (http://www.simhq.com/_air/air_008a.html) article at SimHQ, though some of the terms considerably post date WW2.

A lot more of the terms are used and explained in other articles in SimHQ's Air Combat Library (http://www.simhq.com/_air/acc_library.html)

If you ask here about a specific term I'm sure someone will help out.

pacettid
11-22-2004, 07:57 AM
Tully, I think CAS=Close Air Support

Tully__
11-22-2004, 08:01 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by pacettid:
Tully, I think CAS=Close Air Support <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I do believe you're right. Edited accordingly.

Snuffy Smith
11-22-2004, 10:18 AM
We always referred to a pair (lead & wingman) as a Set. Tac air sorties were always flown or allocated in Sets.

"Utah Brutes this is Covey Control, I have two sets of Spads and one of Phantoms--pop & identify smoke, and get your heads down."

Chuck_Older
11-22-2004, 10:24 AM
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