Accession Number : AD0704079

Title :   A LANCHESTER BASED MODEL FOR ANALYZING INFANTRY FIRE AND MANEUVER TACTICS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Christy,Donald Edward

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : In an effort to analyze small unit fire and maneuver tactics, Lanchester's Square Law is used as the basis for a model relating major combat variables of infantry engagements. An investigation encompassing 90 different computer battle simulations with varying levels of attacking force size, rush distance length, number of units composing the attacking force, and defending force fire distribution is reported. Conclusions of the results of the battle simulations and suggested extensions of the model are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY OPERATIONS, INFANTRY), (*MILITARY TACTICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), WARFARE, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, LANCHESTER EQUATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, AMMUNITION, RANGE(DISTANCE), WEAPONS

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE