Accession Number : ADA262492


Title :   Bradley Fighting Vehicle Gunnery: An Analysis of Engagement Strategies for the M242 25-mm Automatic Gun


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Riley, James G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262492.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 159


Abstract : This thesis studies various engagement strategies for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle's 25-mm automatic gun firing APDS-T ammunition against a BMP- type target. The Army currently provides only the broadest guidance for the structure of the 25-mm point target engagement which results in the employment of an assortment of strategies throughout the Bradley community. The goal of this research was to determine if a best method exists. Bradley gunnery is a complex set commander/gunner interactions which can be difficult to represent with the analytic models commonly found in the literature. A model, based on the simulation methods used by the US Army Material Systems Analysis Activity (AMSAA), was developed to simulate the gunnery process in order to analyze the effects of firing a set pattern of single sensing rounds and multiple round bursts for the purpose of 'killing', the target. Analysis of variance techniques were used to characterize the effects of engagement strategies, precision and battlesight firing modes, and the burst on target (BOT) direct fire adjustment technique on the simulated Bradley gunnery process. Based on these results, conclusions and recommendations concerning the structure of the 25-mm point target engagement are discussed.... Bradley fighting vehicle, Gunnery, 25-mm APDS-T, Ballistics.


Descriptors :   *AMMUNITION , *GUNNERY , SIMULATION , STRATEGY , COMMUNITIES , EMPLOYMENT , MODELS , INTERACTIONS , MATERIALS , STRUCTURES , ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE , TARGETS , RUPTURE , PRECISION , PATTERNS , GUIDANCE , SYSTEMS ANALYSIS , GUNS , ARMY , AUTOMATIC , GUNNERS , AUTOMATIC WEAPONS


Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE