Toro said:JimNtexas mentioned a tactical departure. We do these in combat situations - it involves keeping the jet as low as possible until roughly the departure end of the runway in full afterburner, then pulling up to as nose high as possible as fast as possible without pi$$ing away too much airspeed. But we do those takeoffs in 20 second trail from each other (which is the same for about 99% of our normal daily takeoffs); we hardly ever do close formation takeoffs and we NEVER do them in combat. ...
Well, this just shows that the younger generation has gone soft. Back before fighter pilots had lace on their underwear we did formation tactical departures that were similar to what you see in the picture.
Other than showing off, there would be absolutely no reason to check away that aggressively that low to the ground.