Accession Number : AD0641824

Title :   STUDY OF BASIC FIXED GUNNERY,

Corporate Author : RICHARDSON BELLOWS HENRY AND CO INC NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : Edgerton,Harold A. ; Tomlinson,Robert M. ; O'Malley,Thomas R. ; Schmidt,Robert

Report Date : 15 JUL 1952

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : The study of Naval Basic Aerial Fixed Gunnery was done to determine the major problems in training for the purpose of making recommendations for improved training procedures, devices and aids. Sources of data included student and instructor interviews, records of student errors, and observations in classrooms and in flight. Training is actually mastering two precision maneuvers, the high side run and the flat side run. Results show basic differences in the performance of students and instructors in flying these maneuvers. Instructors depend on cues which relate to the overall situation in terms of the relative motion of own plane and target plane. The students, however, tend to focus on specific isolated cues, failing to appreciate the total relative motion picture. Analyses of the data revealed the nature and importance of the student's learning problems in each segment of the two gunnery runs. These problems were then related to current ground and flight training procedures in gunnery. Consideration was also given to the stated goals of gunnery training. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AERIAL GUNNERY, NAVAL TRAINING), (*NAVAL TRAINING, *AERIAL GUNNERS), FLIGHT, TRAINING DEVICES, TRAINING FILMS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE