Accession Number : AD0821416

Title :   THE OVERALL OUTCOME OF A CERTAIN LANCHESTER COMBAT MODEL.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST BLACKSBURG

Personal Author(s) : Conolly, Brian W. ; Springall, Anthony

Report Date : 17 JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Theoretical results are given for the probability of victory in a Lanchester model described by deterministic equations. The model is unusual in that both sides deploy only a constant fraction of their initial strengths actually in the field, the remainder being held in reserve and used to replace casualties. This phase continues until only one side can replace, and finally there may follow a phase which is in classical Lanchester tradition with no replacement possible.

Descriptors :   (*WAR GAMES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), PROBABILITY, EQUATIONS, THEORY, MILITARY PERSONNEL, DEPLOYMENT, STANDARDS, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS.

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE