Accession Number:

ADA155033

Title:

Target Vulnerability to Air Defense Weapons.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

149.0

Abstract:

This thesis is intended to become a portion of the textbook utilized in the course entitled Warheads and Lethality AE-3705. This portion of the text includes an unclassified discussion of a targets susceptibility to an externally detonating HE warhead and a targets vulnerability. In particular, the section on target susceptibility leads to the development of the number of fragments which strike a target aircraft from an externally detonating warhead. The section on target vulnerability explains the methodology used for identifying critical components and conducting a vulnerability assessment, and leads to the effects of fragments and penetrators striking an aircraft. Keywords include Aircraft vulnerability Aircraft susceptibility Vulnerability assessment Probability of kill Critical components.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE