Accession Number:

ADA021006

Title:

The Effect of Exhaust Smoke on Aircraft Detectability.

Descriptive Note:

Consulting rept.,

Corporate Author:

HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1966-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Combat experience in Vietnam suggested that a correlation might exist between aircraft losses to gunfire and the amount density of smoke emitted by the aircraft. In connection with Joint Task Force Two JTF-2 testing of aircraft vulnerability to air defense weapons, preliminary tests on the smoke factor were conducted using manual data collection. Comparisons were made on the detection times--using different courses, altitudes, and test sites--for two types of aircraft that differ significantly in the amount of smoke emitted.

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE