Accession Number : AD0286714

Title :   OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION-NIGHT MARKING CAPABILITY OF THE MK-76, MK-106 AND MB-2 BOMBS

Corporate Author : TACTICAL AIR COMMAND LANGLEY AFB VA

Personal Author(s) : HUTTO,JOSEPH L. ; KYLER,FREDERICK C.

Report Date : OCT 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The Mark 4 Mod 3 spotting charge was designed for daylight marking and, when employed at night with the MK-76, MK-106, MB-2 and MB-2A bombs, will have limited use for determining bomb scores. Because of the short duration of the flash, and since the smoke is not visible at night, the delivery pilot cannot accurately air score his own night bombing impacts with acceptable consistency. A wingman or another pilot orbiting above the target can satisfactorily score bomb drops at night if a method for determining range is provided. Ground personnel can score night bombing impacts but with less accuracy than a pilot orbiting above the target. Ground scoring personnel must be constantly alert during bombing maneuvers in order to see the bomb flash and align the alidade before the after-image of the flash has disappeared. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BOMBS, *FLARES, *NIGHT BOMBING, *SIGNALS, *SMOKE, *SPOTTING CHARGES, AVIATION PERSONNEL, PILOTS, POSITION FINDING, PYROTECHNICS, TRAINING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE