Accession Number : ADA192615

Title :   The All-Aspect Gunsight: Returning Short Range Combat Efficiency to the F-15.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Loskill, Edwin R

PDF Url : ADA192615

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The F-15 is unable to achieve kills quickly or efficiently in highly dynamic and unpredictable close-in combat due to the time and maneuvering required to employ its gun. This short range armament deficiency is attributable to the limited capabilities of the F-15's Lead Computing Optical Sight (LCOS). This paper advocates that the F-15 should be retrofitted with an all-aspect gunsight, namely the Enhanced Envelope Gunsight, in order to correct this significant deficiency. Supporting information includes gunsight evaluations, live fire scores, contractor data and information, and Air Force Armament Laboratory results. The paper concludes that unless the F-15 is retrofitted with an all-aspect gunsight, it will lack the capability to fight and win in the close-in visual combat arena.

Descriptors :   *RADAR GUN SIGHTS, COMBAT AREAS, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, ENVELOPE(SPACE), FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), GUN SIGHTS, OPTICAL IMAGES, SCORING, SHORT RANGE(DISTANCE), TEST AND EVALUATION, WARFARE, HEAD UP DISPLAYS, JET FIGHTERS, AERIAL WARFARE, RETROFITTING

Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE