View Full Version : Fighter tactics

01-18-2008, 09:20 AM

some weeks ago i watched an episode of dogfight where there were some wilcats or hellcats i cant remember against some zeros. When the japanese attacket for above, the allied fighter used a tactics that i cant remember the name ^^ ...
basiclly is a scissor with the wingman but without loosing speed: the two fighters make few breaks left and right ( one on the left other on the right ) covering each other hoping that the ennemy fighter will overshoot one of them giving a good firing position for the allied fighters....anyone has an idea of the name of this move?


01-18-2008, 09:25 AM
Thatch Weave?

01-18-2008, 09:32 AM
aaah! fantastic!!! thanks alot man!

01-18-2008, 09:48 AM
To be precise it is the Thach Weave, getting its name from John S. Thach, a US navy pilot. Sorry for the pedantry.

01-18-2008, 09:56 AM
aha...so it was a tactic used by more airplanes..thought it was used only in the pacific for the wildcat..

01-18-2008, 10:38 AM
I don't have the time to find it for you (right now) but I think "Waldo.Pepper" (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=userposts&sortType=1&u=19210182) has a video clip on his "Google video page" that explains the "Thatch Weave" (I think the clip even has Thatch in it). Good luck!