Accession Number:

AD0736114

Title:

Evaluation of an Optimal Spread Angle for a Combined Fast Patrol Boat Sector Attack with Torpedoes against One Destroyer.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

A computer model has been developed in order to determine an optimal spread angle for a combined Fast Patrol Boat sector attack with torpedoes against one destroyer. The scenario considered consisted of ten Fast Patrol Boats Type 5560 of the German Navy with four torpedoes Mk 8 and G 7a on each boat against a conventional destroyer employing guns and changes in course and speed. Using the probabilities of hitting the destroyer as a measure of effectiveness a spread angle of 0.5 degrees between the launched torpedoes is recommended as the optimal strategy. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE