Accession Number:

AD0733735

Title:

Improved Methods for Obtaining Altitude Corrections to Be Applied to Indicate Altitudes of Aircraft in Flight,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1943-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

Discrepancies which are alarmingly large for the purpose of precision bombing are noted between altitudes determined by the usual procedure with a barometric altimeter and accurate measurements made from the ground by means of the Camera Obscura. An Analysis is made of the corrections necessary to improve this situation and of the extent to which it is practical to apply them. The conclusions are embodied in a series of recommendations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE