battle formation


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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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Concentration of the battle fleet was particularly vital to success in a gunnery action, and the battle formation reflected this.
It has a fleet of 1,000 Toyota pick-up trucks from Saudi Arabia capable of transporting up to 6,000 men across mountain terrain in battle formation.
As early as October 1994, the Iraqi leader indicated that he was again ready to move his troops in battle formation, briefly marching 70,000 men to the border with Kuwait and prompting a major American deployment.
The poster featured a flight of military helicopters in battle formation with the heading: Worthen Mergers & Acquisition Team.
Forward to 1997, Del Rosario provided photographs of a Chinese flotilla in battle formation inside Philippine territories that forced China to recall its vessels.
The 8000 warriors and horses - all in battle formation - were created 300 years before Christ was born, with the purpose of guarding the emperor's immortal soul.
On his floor soldiers are arranged in battle formation across the carpet and his favourite XBox game involves recreating WWII action sequences.
He spent pounds 20,000 striking medals for those in the battle and planted trees in the grounds of his hall to replicate the battle formation.
The week-long schedule includes training with swords, shields and javelins, and the soldiers must learn how to set up camp, march in battle formation and cook over an open fire.
The secondary objective of the program was to test the sub-horizontal, stratigraphically controlled zone of mineralization lying within and at the contact of the Battle Formation identified by previous drilling and similar to mineralization mined on the adjacent Phoenix-Fortitude Property.
The figures were found in an underground vault of 12,000 square meters and comprised of more than 8000 terracotta sculptures depicting warriors and horses arranged in battle formation.
The Queen and Prince Philip, on the fifth day of their state visit to the People's Republic saw the figures ranged in battle formation in an excavated burial mound near Xlan,

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