Analysis of Piloted Weapon Delivery: F-4E Aerial Gunnery
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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Research was conducted to determine the effect of F-4E aircraft dynamics upon pilot tracking capability in the aerial gunnery mission. An example firing situation was postulated and the characteristics of the resulting lead-pursuit trajectory were determined. Mathematical representations of the aircraft the flight control system dynamics the fire control system dynamics, the turbulence environment, and the pilot were used to predict tracking error. The fire control system was assumed to compute the correct aimpoint, and the projectile terminal miss distance due to pilot tracking error was computed using an iterative scheme. The results of this analysis were then compared with a baseline F-4C strafing case and found to be similar in trend but greater in magnitude.
- Fire Control and Bombing Systems