Thrust Vectoring is a thing used on modern fighters for extra manuverability. In TV(Thrust Vec), the two nozzels for the after burner are made into the controls for the aircraft so they move with the alerons and the elevators. The first aircraft to use thrust vec was the Russian Su-37 "Terminator", however, when the Americans saw thrust vec on the Russian planes, they "borrowed" the idea, then, they took all the credit for being the first to have it even though they weren't. The ability of thrust vec greatly increses the mobility of the aircraft, alowing it to be able to do manuvers other planes can only dream of doing.
The pilot with the thrust vectoring on his plane out turned the other pilot.
af Minority 23. september 2006