Accession Number : AD0762500

Title :   Bomb Range Formulae Based upon Release Altitude, Dive Angle and Velocity, M-117 Bomb, F-4 and F-105 Aircraft,

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO DIRECTORATE OF ADVANCED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

Personal Author(s) : Broom,C. Albert

Report Date : JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : The report provides a method for determining bomb range of low drag bombs as a function of altitude, velocity, and dive angle at weapon release. When dive angle and velocity are fixed, the author shows that bomb range is equal to the constant, e, raised to a power consisting of a constant term, plus a second constant multiplied by the natural logarithm of release altitude, plus a third constant multiplied by the second natural logarithm of release altitude plus a fourth constant multiplied by the third natural logarithm of altitude at release. For the constant velocity case, bomb range can be determined by raising the constant, e, to a power consisting of about 11 terms. These exponent terms include a constant term plus a set of 3 polynomial expressions in dive angle complement which are multiplied, in turn, by the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd natural logarithms of release altitude. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*TACTICAL BOMBING, BOMB TRAJECTORIES), DIVE BOMBING, TOSS BOMBING, ANGLE OF ATTACK, MISS DISTANCE, RANGE TABLES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, JET FIGHTERS

Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE