Accession Number:

AD0741412

Title:

A Lanchester Model for Air Battles

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

87.0

Abstract:

A historical verification, comparing data with model predictions, was made between the results of three World War 2 bombing missions and the outcome which was obtained by allowing an analytical model to replay the battles. The model used to predict bomber force size as a function of time was a closed form solution for a set of differential equations which correspond to Frederick Lanchesters Square Law of combat. An attempt to measure the quality of the model was made by arbitrarily considering a prediction to be accurate if it was within two per cent of the known force size value.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE