The Effect of Exhaust Smoke on Aircraft Detectability.
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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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.
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft