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madfish [Formation types]
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 ==== Formation types ==== ==== Formation types ====
-=== Primary Formations === 
-Formations under primary will see use in missions. 
 == Route == == Route ==
 {{:media:deltaforce_sop_formation_route.png?nolink&600|}} \\ {{:media:deltaforce_sop_formation_route.png?nolink&600|}} \\
-Route formation is a simple travelling formation with reasonably loose spacing of **up to half a mile and angles of 30-60°** between the aircraft\\ +Route formation is a simple travelling formation with reasonably loose spacing. The formation is effective for travelling distances as it is easy for all pilots in the formation to maintain visual contact with each other, combined with the loose spacing which helps reduce pilot fatigue. The formation also has some use as a basic tactical formation as the wingman can provide support for the lead, although the support is not mutual
-The formation is effective for travelling distances as it is easy to maintain visual contact with each other, combined with the loose spacing which helps reduce pilot fatigue. \\ + 
-It also has some use as a basic tactical formationas the wingman can provide support for the lead, although the support is not mutual.+== Parade / Fingertip == 
 +{{:media:deltaforce_sop_formation_fingertip.png?nolink&600|}} \\ 
 +Parade formation is structurally similar to route formation although the spacing is dramatically reduced. Useful for cross country navigation into the AO, and for entering airfield/carrier traffic patterns. However, is tactically not advised in combat due to the close proximity of the aircraft.
  
 == Battle Spread == == Battle Spread ==
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 Echelon formation is a diagonal line abreast formation. More commonly used as a parade formation than an effective combat formation due to the inability of trailing aircraft to reliably cover their wingman. Can be useful for aircraft lining up during tanker procedures. Echelon formation is a diagonal line abreast formation. More commonly used as a parade formation than an effective combat formation due to the inability of trailing aircraft to reliably cover their wingman. Can be useful for aircraft lining up during tanker procedures.
 It will be called either Echelon Left or Echelon Right with the aircraft forming up on the respective side. It will be called either Echelon Left or Echelon Right with the aircraft forming up on the respective side.
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-=== Secondary Formations === 
-These formations are nice to know and might see use in trainings. 
-== Parade / Fingertip == 
-{{:media:deltaforce_sop_formation_fingertip.png?nolink&600|}} \\ 
-Parade formation is structurally similar to route formation although the spacing is dramatically reduced. Useful for cross country navigation into the AO, and for entering airfield/carrier traffic patterns. However, is tactically not advised in combat due to the close proximity of the aircraft. 
  
 ===== Threat avoidance and countermeasures ===== ===== Threat avoidance and countermeasures =====