Determination of Aircraft Survival from a Surprise Nuclear Attack.
Final rept. 1 Dec 73-1 May 74,
AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM
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Aircraft positioned at specified locations are subject to an attack from sea-launched ballistic missiles SLBMs. This report presents a technique for the determination of the number of alert aircraft that can be destroyed by the first missile arriving on each base. The assignment problem, a special case of the linear programming transportation problem, is applied to arrive at the optimal allocation of missiles to targets. Aircraft losses are determined using a step distribution function for overpressure and thermal nuclear hardness levels which are input for each aircraft type being considered. A FORTRAN computer program which performs the calculations is presented.
- Nuclear Warfare