Accession Number:

ADA164293

Title:

Mortar Ballistics Computer, M23.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Jul-Dec 85,

Corporate Author:

MCLEAN RESEARCH CENTER INC VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

177.0

Abstract:

This technical report for Mortar Ballistics Computer, M23 MBC, contains the technical and management support items developed to support the MBC project milestones and life cycle planning factors July through December 1985 to achieve type reclassification to Standard and obtain authority to release the MBC for field issue. The MBC is a small, hand-portable, rugged computer developed to replace current graphical fire control equipment as the principal means of computing firing data in the mortar FDC. It calculates all fire control information required to lay and fire the 60mm, the 81mm, and the 107mm mortars and will accomodate all ammunition types for these mortars currently in use. All pertinent computational parameters utilized in the modified point mass ballistics techniques are taken into account to achieve accuracies and computation times not previously attainable. It also has the capacity to store battlefield information, including the locations of forward observers, weapons, known points, and no-fire zones, and to store message backlogs. It communicates with TACFIRE elements via digital burst transmissions, assuring the efficient transfer of mission data without relying on voice communication.

Subject Categories:

  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems
  • Guns
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE