Low and Slow: The Battlefield FAC



 

PRIOR to the introduction of the A-4K Skyhawk into the RNZAF in 1970 and their new role of close air support, there was established the subsidiary role of the FAC — the forward air controller who flies low and slow over the target directing the fighter-bombers in their attacks. To find out more about the FAC role, WINGS editor Ross Dunlop last month joined No 14 Squadron's FAC Harvard detachment which was working out of Waiouru.
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