A Methodology for Assessing the Effects of an Armour-Defeating Projectile on an Armoured Vehicle

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Authors
  1. Ormrod, M.K.
  2. Wilkinson, D.C.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research Div, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Operational Research (Joint and Land)
Abstract
This paper proposes an operational research methodology for determining the effects on an armoured vehicle, its crew and passengers of an armour-piercing projectile which has defeated the protection of the vehicle. The process involves determining the proportion of the internal volume occupied by key spaces. The effect on the vehicle is estimated for a range of damage to each space. The probability of damage to the vehicle is determined by the proportion of the volume and the likelihood of damage represented by the spaces that the projectile penetrates. Application of the process to representative vehicles demonstrates that a consistency exists for similar types of vehicles.
Keywords
Multiple kill categories;Firepower kill;Mobility kill;Catastrophic kill;Crew casualties
Report Number
ORD-DOR(J&L)-RN-2000-08 — Research Note
Date of publication
01 Jun 2000
Number of Pages
55
DSTKIM No
CA002189
CANDIS No
513887
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Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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