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dc.contributor.authorStolfi, Russel H.S.
dc.contributor.authorMcEachin, R. R.
dc.date1980-05
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-27T23:36:33Z
dc.date.available2013-02-27T23:36:33Z
dc.date.issued1980-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/29218
dc.description.abstractThis report describes firings of the A-10/GAU-8 weapon system on 30 October 1979 against a Soviet tank company simulated by 10 combat loaded M-47 tanks. The pilots making the firing passes attacked at low altitude and used correspondingly low dive angles in order to simulate movement through a hostile air defense system. Ammunition used in the attacks comprised 30mm armor piercing incendiary (API) rounds, which proved Aerojet Lot Number AJD 79A181-001 to be effective damage agents against substantial areas of the U.S. MK 47 tanks used as targets. The pilots in nine successful firing passes (one pilot missed his intended target) fired a total of 289 rounds of which 98 impacted the targets. Of the projectiles impacting on targets, 22 achieved perforations of the armored envelope. Significant results include 3 tanks immobilized, of which 2 tanks were also silenced and six others damaged. (Author)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPrepared for: A-10 System Program Office, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohioen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/combatdamageasse80007stol
dc.format.extentNAen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.subject.lcshROCKETS (ORDNANCE)en_US
dc.titleCombat damage assessment team : A-10/GAU-8 low angle firings versus simulated Soviet tank company (array 21) Aerojet lot number AJD 79A181-001 (30 October 1979)en_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.subject.authorautomatic cannon ammunitionen_US
dc.subject.authorGAU-8 cannonen_US
dc.subject.authorA-10 aircraften_US
dc.subject.authormain battle tank (MBT)en_US
dc.subject.authorempirical firing testsen_US
dc.subject.authorcombat stowed targetsen_US
dc.subject.authorgun ammunition lethalityen_US
dc.subject.authorMBT vulnerability & survivabilityen_US
dc.description.funderMIPR# ACFR 79-177en_US
dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
dc.identifier.oclcNA
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS-56-80-007


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