EFFECTIVENESS OF AIR-DROPPED ANTI-SUBMARINE TORPEDOES
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The decision problem of the allocation of available weight and space in an air-dropped anti-submarine torpedo to fuel, explosive, and to attack speed capability above some preset minimum is studied for the case in which alternatives under consideration do not differ with respect to their effect on weapon reliability and to their effect on enemy countermeasures capability. Analytical models are developed which relate 1 probability of acquisition to endurance for the case of circling search at constant depth, 2 probability of hit given acquisition to endurance and attack speed, 3 probability of hit on a close-in attack run to attack speed, and 4 probability of kill damage given a hit to amount of explosive used.