Maintenance of combat reconnaissance aviation operation
Maintenance of combat reconnaissance aviation operation

Maintenance of combat reconnaissance aviation operation

  • 1. Scouts near and far mostly act alone. The scouts cross the front at high altitudes (5 000 - 6 000 km) using cloud cover, air pockets (over passive areas). Aircraft observation of the battlefield make short flights in the enemy location and immediately return back.

  • 2. In the case of strong resistance of the enemy, which impedes the work of single aircraft, reconnaissance aircraft can perform their tasks, acting in groups on the principle of force (units and squadrons). At the same time, as already indicated, the reconnaissance task is performed by one plane, while the others guard it, escort it. Link "squadrons go over the front in the same way as single aircraft.

  • 3. In the presence of fighter aviation, special support is created for the entry or exit of reconnaissance aircraft to the enemy’s location, the entry and exit areas, and the reconnaissance area by direct escort (not flying in one line) or escort on the most dangerous part of the path, after which the reconnaissance team can disperse and perform their tasks independently, or, finally, by blocking the airfield of enemy fighter aircraft.

Actions fighter aircraft, providing the performance of our aircraft over the battlefield, will be reduced mainly to patrol.

Special provision requires planes battlefield surveillance aircraft and artillery.

Aircraft observation of the battlefield operate at altitudes 600- 1 200 m, aircraft artillery - at altitudes 2 000-2 500 km.

Work observation aircraft provided by a group of fighters (at least two, one of which is fighting with enemy fighters, and the other being a reserve in the air, does not permit the work of the military and combat enemy aircraft), protecting them from excess on 500 meters above them and, In addition, of all fighters pinned down the enemy fighters. On the ground (near the front) may be a reserve fighter, departing when the enemy starts to besiege our aircraft or when it is necessary to achieve a decisive superiority in the air.

Reconnaissance aircraft