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Title:
EFFECT OF CARRIER SPACINGS OF THE EXPECTED DAMAGE TO AIRCRAFT FROM AIR-BURST ATOMIC BOMBS (DELETED)
Author(s):
DOBBIE, J M [UNITED STATES NAVY - DEPARTMENT OF]
Subject Terms:
NUCLEAR WEAPONS; ATMOSPHERIC EXPLOSIONS; DAMAGE; BLAST EFFECTS; AIRCRAFT; SHIPS; CRITERIA; CALCULATION METHODS
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1954 Aug 06
Declassification Status:
Sanitized
Document Pages:
0027
Accession Number:
NV0051287
Document Number(s):
OEGSTUDY541EX
Originating Research Org.:
UNITED STATES NAVY - DEPARTMENT OF
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
THE RISK TO AIRCRAFT ABOARD CARRIERS FROM AIRBLAST WEAPONS IS EXAMINED AS A FUNCTION OF VARIOUS PARAMETERS, SUCH AS: YIELD, AIRCRAFT TYPE, DAMAGE CATEGORY, AIMING POINT, BURST HEIGHT, AIMING ERROR, RADIUS OF C V-CIRCLE, AND NUMBER OF CARRIERS. BECAUSE MANY FACTORS OTHER THAN PAS SIVE DEFENSE OF AIRCRAFT ABOARD THE CARRIERS MUST BE CONSIDERED, THE S TUDY DOES NOT RECOMMEND ANY PARTICULAR SPACING. FOR A 500-KT BOMB AND FOUR CARRIERS ON A CIRCLE, THE RADIUS REQUIRED TO RESTRICT THE EXPECT ED LOSS OF STRIKING FORCE TO ONE CARRIER, THROUGH DAMAGE TO EITHER THE CARRIERS OR THEIR AIRCRAFT, IS APPROXIMATELY 6,000 YARDS. THIS RADIU S SCALES APPROXIMATELY AS THE CUBE ROOT OF YIELD AND REQUIRES SLIGHT M ODIFICATIONS FOR OTHER NUMBERS OF CARRIERS.


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