Accession Number : AD0763800

Title :   The Design and Development of a Pattern Bombing Computer for the Joint Munitions Effectiveness Manual.

Descriptive Note : Final research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLO

Personal Author(s) : McEwen,Jerry A.

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The Joint Munitions Effectiveness Manual/Air-to-Surface (JMEM/AS) contains hand calculated methods for determining the number of passes and conventional munitions required to destroy a variety of surface targets. Operational forces from all three services make wide use of the standardized methods in this manual. Although computerized versions of these methods are now available, a need still exists for the hand methods. Under the sponsorship of the JMEM/AS Steering Committee, the Department of Mathematics, USAF Academy, produced a hand computer, called the Pattern Bombing Computer, which applies to many of the weaponeering methods. The Pattern Bombing Computer and an associated instruction manual are now being printed and will be distributed to appropriate users of the JMEM/AS Manuals. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BOMBING, INSTRUCTION MANUALS), CIRCULAR ERROR PROBABLE, PREDICTIONS, BOMB TRAJECTORIES, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE