Accession Number : AD0261157

Title :   SURFACE WIND CORRECTION CONSIDERATIONS IN TANK FIRE CONTROL

Corporate Author : FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s) : GOLDBERG, IRA I ; SORIN, S

PDF Url : AD0261157

Report Date : May 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : This report discusses the importance of appropriate surface wind correction for conventional tank gunnery, the complexities involved in estimating surface wind behavior, and a suggested method for converting surface wind data into crosswind relative to the gun tube. Development of a simple gross crosswind correction system is recommended as an interim solution for use on those occasions when wind velocity is high and gross corrections are desirable. The conclusion is drawn that further work on a precise system should await the development of an accurate method for determining wind velocity along the trajectory of a projectile.

Descriptors :   *ARMORED VEHICLES, *EXTERIOR BALLISTICS, *FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS, *PROJECTILES, ATMOSPHERES, ERRORS, GUNNERY, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, METEOROLOGY, REDUCTION, WIND

Subject Categories : Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE