Accession Number : AD0507833

Title :   A Method to Determine the Effectiveness of a Helicopter-Borne Weapon System: Evaluation of the General Electric Company Minigun Turret System for the UH-1E Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS LAB DAHLGREN VA

Personal Author(s) : McAlexander,R. L. ; Parry,E. M.

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : A method was designed and used to provide data for determination of system effectiveness of a helicopter-borne weapon system. The method was a series of weapon firing runs or tests to develop a statistical sample of projectile impacts as a function of time, operator, firing range and helicopter speed. The data are intended to be used as inputs to a digital computer target incapacitation program. This memorandum describes the method as well as the weapon system used in the initial experiment. A sample of the reduced data from one firing run is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUN TURRETS, *HELICOPTERS), (*AIRCRAFT GUNS, HELICOPTERS), EFFECTIVENESS, FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), EXPERIMENTAL DATA, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, SURFACE TARGETS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, TERMINAL BALLISTICS, RANGE TABLES (U) AREA COVERAGE, SIMULATION, GUN SIGHTS, MARINE CORPS

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE