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dc.contributor.advisorLucas, Thomas W.|Hughes, Wayne P. Jr.
dc.contributor.authorMahon, Casey M.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:37:51Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:37:51Z
dc.date.issued2007-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/3274
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis develops a Littoral Combat Model of interactions between Naval Ships at sea and Anti-Ship Cruise Missile Batteries on land. The Littoral Combat Model seeks to answer the question: Is a modern naval force capable of effectively operating in the dangerous littoral environment? The model is derived from a combination of Hughes' Salvo Model and Lanchester's Equations. Cases are developed using either direct fire or area fire weaponry by the sea based force. Land forces deliver aimed fire with missiles, which the ships defend against. A number of embellishments are utilized to provide an in-depth analysis of the interaction. Application of the model with two representative scenarios shows (1) that attacking effectively first remains an important advantage and (2) that accurate direct fire weapons used by the sea based force against the batteries ashore will often overcome Admiral Nelson's warning that "A ship's a fool to fight a fort." However, naval area fire (e.g., naval gunnery) is a key weakness in these inherently complicated littoral engagements, unless used in large volume and backed by sufficient Defensive Power in the sea based force.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/alittoralcombatm109453274
dc.format.extentxx, 82 p. ;en_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, is not copyrighted in the U.S.en_US
dc.subject.lcshOperations researchen_US
dc.subject.lcshNaval gunneryen_US
dc.subject.lcshAntiship missilesen_US
dc.subject.lcshCruise missilesen_US
dc.subject.lcshAmphibious warfareen_US
dc.titleA littoral combat model for land-sea missile engagementsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc176886323
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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