Accession Number : AD0736114

Title :   Evaluation of an Optimal Spread Angle for a Combined Fast Patrol Boat Sector Attack with Torpedoes against One Destroyer.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Mueller,Hans-Dieter

Report Date : SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : A computer model has been developed in order to determine an optimal spread angle for a combined Fast Patrol Boat sector attack with torpedoes against one destroyer. The scenario considered consisted of ten Fast Patrol Boats (Type 55/60) of the German Navy with four torpedoes (Mk 8++ and G 7a) on each boat against a conventional destroyer employing guns and changes in course and speed. Using the probabilities of hitting the destroyer as a measure of effectiveness a spread angle of 0.5 degrees between the launched torpedoes is recommended as the optimal strategy. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DESTROYERS, *INTERCEPTION PROBABILITIES), (*PATROL CRAFT, *TORPEDO ATTACK), TORPEDO TRAJECTORIES, TRIANGULATION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, LEAD ANGLE, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE