Accession Number:

AD0362078

Title:

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A-1 BOMBING ATTACKS ON BRIDGES

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA OPERATIONS EVALUATION GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-04-28

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

This study determines the effectiveness of various A-1 aircraft payloads against bridges. The optimum load, regardless of bridge type, consists of eight-500 lb bombs plus additional ordnance as permitted by radius, loading time, and weight considerations. The effects of different intervalometer settings and approach angles are also analyzed effectiveness is reduced if long intervalometer settings are used, but is insensitive to approach angle if the optimum setting is used. Data for adjusting the effectiveness estimates to reflect variations in bridge size and delivery accuracy are also provided

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE