Operational Brevity words, BFM terminology, and Military Aviation Acronyms

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VAC

Volts ac

Vc

Closure between fighter and target expressed in knots, relative velocity.

VDC

Volts dc

Vector

Aircrew request / WC directive for a cutoff heading to the entity described.

Velocity Vector

A line representing the current direction and magnitude of the path of travel.

Vertical (Yaw) Axis

A reference line running up and down through the center of gravity of an airplane.

Vertical Rolling Scissors

A defensive descending rolling maneuver in the vertical plane executed in an attempt to achieve an offensive position on the attacker.

VHF

Very High Frequency

Vic

Three groups/contacts/formations with the single closest in range and an element in trail.

Victor

VHF/AM radio.

VID

Visual identification.

VIP

Visual Initial Point

Visual

Visual contact with friendly aircraft. Opposite of "BLIND".

Vk

Target velocity.

Vmax

Maximum possible speed for that altitude.

Vmaxp

Maximum sustainable speed for a given altitude.

VMC

Visual Meteorological Conditions

Vmin

Slowest practical speed.

VMS

Voice Message System

VOL

Volume

VUL

Vulnerability Window (i.e. the time period a flight plans on being on station)

VVI

Vertical Velocity Indicator