Accession Number:

ADA243181

Title:

The Sustained Combat Model: Tank Wars II Programmers' Manual

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 1965-Sep 1991,

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

179.0

Abstract:

This report describes a stochastic simulation of combat between armored combat systems and is oriented toward those who are interested in modifying, debugging, or correcting the model. The model is routinely used at the Ballistic Research Laboratory, other military installation, and by contractors to evaluate trade offs in the characteristics of weapon systems candidates. It was specifically designed to evaluate the combat effectiveness of tanks and other armored fighting vehicles but has been adapted to evaluate other weapons systems. The model treats fighting vehicles in meeting engagements, in attack scenarios and in defensive scenarios. It treats multiple systems on each side and has the following features multiple waves of Red attackers without Blue resupply, Blue attack on multiple Red positions without resupply, individual round or burst fire, kills at four kill levels. The model simulates stationary or moving attackers, and plays guns and missiles but not a mix on a single side. It is written in Fortran 77 for portability and is based on the old TANK WARS model which is still running at over a dozen installations.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE