Requirements for field artillery models of combat
Perkins, Randall Ambrose
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This thesis contains a qualitative analysis of the requirements for field artillery models of combat. The field artillery system and the artillery team along with the anatomy of combat are covered to familiarize the analyst with the major components of the system to be modeled. The treatment is presented from the modeling side in terms of desirable characteristics to be included and pitfalls to be avoided in a combat model and from the artillery viewpoint in terms of significant problems that exist in the areas of fire direction, target acquisition, and weapons evaluation. The analysis covers theoretical and working models of the above areas, which are in agreement with established facts of warfare. The conclusion reached is that future emphasis in combat modeling should concentrate on increasing the target acquisition capabilities of the field artillery.
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