An Analysis of the Effect of Air Crew Factors on B-52 Bombing Results.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The study examines the effect of aircrew and equipment factors on bomb scores achieved by electronically simulated bomb releases in B-52 aircraft. A total of 260 low level, synchronous releases performed by one SAC squadron over a six-month period were analyzed. Multiple linear regression analysis was used to analyze the effect of 16 crew factors and two equipment factors on bomb scores. At a .05 level of significance, no single crew factor was found to consistently affect bomb scores. It was also found that certain of the aircraft have a greater effect on bomb scores than any of the crew factors which were studied. Author
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems