Accession Number : AD0675252

Title :   IN A DIFFICULT AERIAL SITUATION (V SLOZHNOE OBSTANOVKE),

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Gavrish,L.

Report Date : 29 SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A tactical exercise involving an antiaircraft unit and enemy aircraft is described. The problem of differentiating between friendly and enemy aircraft on the radar screen is discussed in detail and a number of guidelines are given: (1) if a fighter appears on the radar screen during an enemy bomber attack, it is probably a Soviet fighter; (2) bombers and fighters fly at different speeds; (3) on their way to their target, enemy aircraft do not tend to execute sharp-angle maneuvers--an aircraft so doing would presumably be a Soviet fighter-interceptor. The problem of tracking and destroying enemy aircraft flying at low altitudes is also discussed; here, in addition to raising the radar antenna and firing at a fixed altitude, fire control officers resorted to visual tracking with binoculars. The article also describes measures taken by the antiaircraft unit when the enemy jammed the radar.

Descriptors :   (*ANTIAIRCRAFT DEFENSE SYSTEMS, RADAR TRACKING), TARGET RECOGNITION, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, BOMBER AIRCRAFT, ANTIAIRCRAFT FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS, USSR

Subject Categories : Antiaircraft Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE