Accession Number : AD0769396

Title :   The Attack of a Target with the Simultaneous Use of Air and Artillery.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Larriva,Rene Felipe

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : The purpose of the report is to assess the feasibility of attacking a target with the simultaneous use of air and artillery. A method for generating circular error probability as a function of release altitude is presented. Techniques for determining probabilities of kill for the air attack system, artillery system, and for the combined air-artillery attack system are examined. From the probability of kill information and from the rate of fire (delivery) of the systems, expected time to target destruction calculations are developed. The restrictions that allow the use of the combined air-artillery attack system are presented, as well as a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of this system of attack. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*Artillery fire, *Fire support), (*Tactical air support, Kill probabilities), Circular error probable, Bomb trajectories, Projectile trajectories, Slant range, Ballistics, Mathematical models, Theses, Close support, Ground support, Attack bombers

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE