Accession Number : AD0286047

Title :   A MODEL FOR EVALUATING SURFACE-TO-SURFACE FIREPOWER

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : SPEARS,OTIS S.

Report Date : DEC 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A method for the determination of overall weapons effectiveness is o tlined for surface-to-surface tactical missions. The basic tactical factors involved are: accuracy, lethality, rate of fire, weight, range, mobility, reliability, and sizeAND NATURE OF TARGET. These factors are interwoven in such a manner as to yield an overall measure of tactical effectiveness. Each weapon is considered as being potentially a single weapon, a portion of a tactical unit, or an element of a whole force structure. Essentially, force structure capabilities are calculated for a set of subdivisions of the battlefield. Certain typical deployments are shown, and results of certain recent evaluations are given, as examples. The model is useful as a e ns of determining the most significant and effective tactical deployments, as well as for determining weapons requirements. (Author)

Descriptors :   *WEAPONS, CASUALTIES, EQUATIONS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, MOBILE, RANGES (DISTANCE), RELIABILITY, SURFACE TARGETS, TACTICAL WEAPONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE