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Jaguar An-12 Cub UH-1 Iroquois
Hirundo A 109 Mi-28 Havoc Gazelle
Ka-50 Hokum F-16 Fighting Falcon Mi-2 Hoplite
Mirage F1 Lynx Mi-8 Hip
A-4 Skyhawk MiG-29 Fulcrum A-37 Dragonfly
UH-60 Black Hawk F-111 Aardvark Mi-4 Hound
G.91Y An-2 Colt Su-7/17/22 Fitter
Su-24 Fencer Mi-26 Halo OV-1 Mohawk
CH-47 Chinook Su-25 Frogfoot

Depending on the theater of operation, a unit commander may select additional mission-essential aircraft to add to the list. The aircraft selected will be those aircraft that will most likely be seen; that is, aircraft operating below 10,000 feet where identification by visual means is possible. Teaching noncritical aircraft such as high-flying interceptors, uses up training time that would best be used to learn to recognize and identify highly critical forward area aircraft.


The primary training aid for visual aircraft recognition training is the 35-millimeter slide kit. There are 11 slides of each aircraft in a kit. The first is a three-view familiarization slide showing a head-on, side, and bottom view of the aircraft. Each of the remaining 10 slides show the aircraft in a different heading and climb angle. Each numbered aircraft slide corresponds with the same number of any other aircraft in the kit. For example, the number 2 slide of any set always shows the head-on view of an aircraft. The following illustration shows the Aircraft Recognition Training-Visual, II (ART-V, II) Slide Kit.


VACR CAI software has been issued to field units in a variety of formats. The first was a compact disc (CD), followed by 5 1/4 inch diskettes and later a laser disc, all with 80 aircraft. A revised version with 99 aircraft that included 15 UAVs and cruise missiles was issued in CD format, followed by 5 1/4 inch diskettes. A new objective VACR CAI is being developed with 98 aircraft that will be on CD only. The CAI follows a well-established method of VACR training, but that is self-paced and or group instructed. The new objective VACR CD will have audio, as well as digitized films and photographs and will include gaming skills.

Drawing: ART-V, II Kit, Box and Slide Kit


Three decks of flash cards are supplemental aircraft recognition training aids. Aircraft represented in the flash cards are world-manufactured forward area combat aircraft. There are three cards of each aircraft with one card showing a head-on, one card showing the side, and the other card showing the bottom view of the aircraft. The reverse side of the cards are printed with the name and or number of the aircraft with the aircraft’s WEFT characteristics. The three decks of cards can be intermixed for training.

Flash cards are particularly useful in the field for the squad leader to train his squad, for unsupervised individual study, coach and pupil method of study, and provide an excellent means for conducting on-the-spot checks of VACR proficiency. The following illustration shows the front and back of a typical flash card.

Drawing: Front and Back View of a Flash Card

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