Investigation of Stick Bombing Tactics Against Rectilinear Targets
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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A mathematical model for the delivery of conventional bombs by stick bombing has been developed. This model considers bomb type, number of bombs, pilot miss-distance distribution, and dimensions of a rectilinear target. It may be used to estimate the effects of bomb interval and approach angle upon the single pass destruction probability of a target. The significant variables of the stick bombing operation are identified, and functional relationships are developed among these. The model is used to examine the problem of determining an optimal approach angle and bomb interval for stick bombing bridges and railroads.
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