Assessment of Selected Cannons according to the Probability of Target Destruction
Keywords:aircraft automatic cannon, rate of fire, probability of target hits, law of destruction
The article discribes combat effectiveness of aircraft automatic cannons and compares combat effectiveness of M61A1 rotary cannon with cannons being used on aircraft of the Czech Republic Armed Forces. Procedure and examples of probability calculation for aerial target destruction are presented for rapid fire weapons firing one burst. The procedure is shown for a step law and an exponential law of a target destruction and for a constant and a changing target hit probability. Basic characteristics for all the types of rapid-firing cannons, which are part of a standard armament of modern aircraft, are included in this paper.
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