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battle formation

battle formation
A typical four-aircraft battle formation.
A formation consisting of two or more aircraft flown to meet the expected threat. Aircraft are usually in loose formation and provide mutual support and cross cover. Individual elements may be at different altitudes.
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It's not conventional warfare with two sides lined up in battle formation. There are tribes, splinter groups and factions.
Here, Colonel von Bronsart challenges May's claims and addresses such aspects as the fundamental principles for determining tactical forms; column as a battle formation; the duties of officers in commanding companies, and the higher leaders; firing volleys and skirmishing fire; formations of the deployed line; conducting a battle; local fights; general characteristics of the attack and defensive fight; and forms for the "ranged fight" of a brigade.
They used a battle formation known as the maniple, similar to the Macedonian phalanx, but looser and more flexible and therefore effective on a variety of terrains.
All these scripted plans assumed the same basic battle formation, a focused concentration of offensive power.
Late in the hot afternoon of 21 July 1798, Napoleon stood before the French army, arrayed in battle formation on the plains of the west bank of the Nile, between the great pyramids of Giza and the village of Imbaba.
The Harrier pilot said he'd been flying with two other Harriers in battle formation on a low-level sortie and he did not see the approaching helicopter.
The poster featured a flight of military helicopters in battle formation with the heading: Worthen Mergers & Acquisition Team.
The scenario military thinkers propose would double the number of jet fighters in a typical battle formation from four to eight.
Forward to 1997, Del Rosario provided photographs of a Chinese flotilla in battle formation inside Philippine territories that forced China to recall its vessels.

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