How do lions, wolves and chimps differ in their pack hunting?

Are there differences in the ways pack hunters like lions, wolves and chimps hunt?

How about prehistoric or today’s hunter-gatherer humans?

What are the fundamental similarities?
What, if any, are the similarities between pack hunters and military factions which are a head above their opponents like the Israelis during the Six Day War or Coalition troops in either Gulf Wars*?

  • Strictly talking about conventional warfare here, not counter-insurgency.

ETA: The last question may also include situations like special forces attacking irregular fighters.

With reference to part of your question, humans have practiced persistence hunting, and some important aspects of our physiology may be adapted to this.

Presumably any ability to communicate would be a huge advantage in pack hunting.

Lions overwhelmingly hunt using the ambush strategy, as they are not built for long drawn out pursuits, they can reach about 40 mph, but can’t maintain that speed for very long. They do have strategies and will sometimes use a triangle type of attack, with one lion flushing the potential meal towards the other lions who will try to cut it off. It should be noted lions successful kill rate is barely above 15%.

Chimps on the other hand use the trees to swing and will fight in them. They seem to have a few different strategies including picking off members of an opposing group of chimps one at a time over a period of weeks or months.

Wolves are true pack hunters, they will pick out a chosen meal, gather into position and then it’s off to the races. Unlike lions and all big cats, wolves, wild dogs in Africa and dogs can run for hours. Wolves and wold dogs will take turns sprinting all out so as to tire the selected prey item out while other pack members rest. By rest I mean they are still moving at a good clip, just not sprinting. Wolves and wild dogs in Africa have a kill rate of about 90%.

Now there is obviously communication among all three types of animals, some of it verbal, some gestures, some instinctual and some is learned.

As to any similarities in “hunting” between these three animals and humans, particularly in modern times, there isn’t much beyond camo worn by troops, and also humans have guns which means there really isn’t all that much up close hand to hand fighting anymore, unless you’re up against ISIS.