Accession Number : AD0819876

Title :   IMPROVED FIRE DIRECTION CENTER EQUIPMENT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY CONCEPT TEAM IN VIETNAM APO SAN FRANCISCO 96384

Personal Author(s) : O'Callaghan, Paul C.

Report Date : 08 SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Suitability of a new range deflection protractor (NRDP) used in conjunction with the 1:50,000 mil grid was evaluated by a field unit in Vietnam. The NRDP reduced the number of indices used and increased the efficiency of chart operations, but the 1:50,000 scale firing chart produced unacceptable inaccuracies to unite firing in a close support role. It is recommended that the NRDP not be issued for use in Vietnam. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLOTTING BOARDS, FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS), PLOTTERS, DEFLECTION, RANGE(DISTANCE), VIETNAM, REDUCTION, ERRORS, GUNS, FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE).

Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE