DCS option formation

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Task: Formation Added with: 1.2.4
Hierarchy: Scripting Root > Tasks > Option > Formation
Tasking Type: Option
For: Aircraft and Helicopters
Available Under: Everything
Description: Sets the current formation a group of helicopters and aircraft will be in.
Format: All options have an option ID and Value. For more information see the article on the AI enumerator.

Option Identifier:

AI.Option.Air.id.FORMATION
Enumerators: Formation type

Aircraft

  LINE_ABREAST    = 1, 
  TRAIL           = 2, 
  WEDGE           = 3, 
  ECHELON_RIGHT   = 4, 
  ECHELON_LEFT    = 5, 
  FINGER_FOUR     = 6, 
  SPREAD_FOUR     = 7, 
  WW2_BOMBER_ELEMENT = 12,
  WW2_BOMBER_ELEMENT_HEIGHT = 13,
  WW2_FIGHTER_VIC = 14,

Helicopters

  HEL_WEDGE       = 8, 
  HEL_ECHELON     = 9, 
  HEL_FRONT       = 10, 
  HEL_COLUMN      = 11, 
  

Ground Attack Task

  COMBAT_BOX	   = 15,
  JAVELIN_DOWN	   = 16,
Examples:
Notes: See article Mission Editor: AI Tasking for more information on how AI tasking is handled within DCS.
Task List: Main Tasks: mission, AttackGroup, AttackUnit, Bombing, CarpetBombing, AttackMapObject, BombingRunway, orbit, refueling, land, follow, followBigFormation, escort, Embarking, fireAtPoint, hold, FAC_AttackGroup, EmbarkToTransport, DisembarkFromTransport, CargoTransportation, goToWaypoint

En-route Tasks: engageTargets, engageTargetsInZone, engageGroup, engageUnit, awacs, tanker, ewr, FAC_engageGroup, FAC

Commands: script, setCallsign, setFrequency, switchWaypoint, stopRoute, switchAction, setInvisible, setImmortal, activateBeacon, deactivateBeacon, eplrs, start, transmitMessage, stopTransmission

Options: ROE, Reaction To Threat, Radar Using, Flare Using, Formation, RTB On Bingo, silence, Disperse on Attack, Alarm State, RTB on Out of Ammo, ECM Using, Prohibit AA, Prohibit Jettison, Prohibit Afterburner, Prohibit AG, Missile Attack Range, Prohibit WP Pass Report, Engage Air Weapons