Accession Number : ADA131410

Title :   A Model to Investigate Losses and Exchange Ratios in Large-Scale Air-to-Air Engagements.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Bogusch,Roy J

PDF Url : ADA131410

Report Date : Mar 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 188

Abstract : There is no available technology for studying the results of tactical air-to-air engagements involving more than 16 aircraft. A computer model based on a central European NATO-Warsaw Pact conventional conflict was built using FORTRAN 77 and the SLAM simulation language. This model allows engagements of 144 aircraft. Blue aircraft operating from CAP patterns defend against Red fighter-bombers escorted by Red fighters. Only two types of aircraft are modeled: the McDonnell-Douglas F-15 and the MIG-23/27. The model is empirically based and simulates the physical movement of the aircraft, radar and visual detection, and employment of radar and heat-seeking air-to-air missiles and aerial cannon.

Descriptors :   *Aircraft models, *Computerized simulation, *Scenarios, *Fighter aircraft, Tactical warfare, Air to air, Warsaw pact countries, Central Europe, Computer program verification, Fortran, Losses, Subroutines, Computer printouts, Ratios, Theses

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE