Accession Number : AD0848070

Title :   TAC-AIR Analytical Studies. Volume 4. Air Superiority Campaign Analyses.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : UNITED AIRCRAFT CORP REDONDO BEACH CA

Personal Author(s) : Nosenzo, L. V. ; Bagnard, G. C. ; Dunn, L. P. ; Kirkwood, P. D.

Report Date : 30 NOV 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 105

Abstract : This report expands the air superiority model presented in 'Air Superiority Campaign Analysis (A Game Theoretic Model)' to include the effects of self escort and aircraft sheltering. With self escort, attack aircraft take advantage of firing opportunities against enemy interceptors, when forced to abort their mission. For the shelter analysis, shelters are assumed to act as decoys throughout the campaign. That is, attackers can not distinguish between an unoccupied and occupied shelter; also all damaged shelters are assumed to be repaired between engagements. The expanded air superiority model is exercised over a range of engagement parameters to examine the effects of self escort and aircraft sheltering on the air superiority campaign. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*AIRCRAFT INTERCEPTION, GAME THEORY), OPERATIONS RESEARCH, WAR GAMES, INTERCEPTION PROBABILITIES, KILL PROBABILITIES, SHELTERS, DECOYS, MISSION PROFILES, TACTICAL WARFARE, ATTRITION, CLOSE SUPPORT, COSTS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE