An Analysis of Hit Probabilities of a TPQ System and a Comparison of the TPQ-10 and TPQ-27 Systems.
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The probability of hitting a target of radius r with b bombs is calculated and tabled for given values of CEP of a TPQ system. For each CEP, r varies from 10 to 100 meters and b varies from 1 to 6, 10, or 20 depending on the bomb load. These probabilities are compared graphically to analyze the difference in hit probabilities for different drop release modes single, cluster and ripple, different target sizes, and different target location errors. Three TPQ-10s and three, two and one TPQ-27 are operated in a computer model of a Marine Amphibious Force operation, statistics are gathered on the number of targets hit with each system and their relative effectiveness is compared. Modified author abstract
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