GENE SLOVERS
US NAVY PAGES

Naval Ordnance and Gunnery
Volume 2 Fire Control




 

Prepared by the Department of Ordnance and Gunnery United States Naval Academy Edited and produced by the Bureau of Naval Personnel NavPers 10798-A For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office Washington 25, D. C. Price $2.75 1958 edition revised from the 1950 edition.

 

PURPOSE

PREFACE, VOLUME 2

CONTENTS
Chapter 15 Introduction to Fire Control
A. Historical preface
B, Modern fire control systems

CHAPTER 16 RADAR AND OPTICS
A. Introduction
B. Principles of radar
C. Types of radar equipment
D. Special purpose
equipment
E. Principles of optics
F. Types of optical equipment
G. Combat information center (CIC)

Chapter 17 Exterior ballistics
A. Forces Affecting Trajectories
B. Range Tables
C. Practical Application of Range Tables
D. Target-practice Post-firing Analysis

Chapter 18 Spotting
A. Laws of probability in their effect on gunfire and on spotting
B. The Spotter
C. Methods of spotting

Chapter 19 Surface fire control problem
A. General
B. Analytical solution
C. Graphic
range keeping
D. Mechanical solution-general
E. Basic mechanisms
F. Mechanical solution-basic
range keepers
G. Mechanical solution-establishing the horizontal plane

Chapter 20 Main battery systems
A. General
B. A typical system
C. Gun directors
D. Fire control stations
E. Main-battery plotting room
F. Turret fire control equipment
G. Main Battery radar

Chapter 21 Battery alignment
A. Alignment of gun sights
B. Train alignment in drydock
C. Elevation alignment in drydock
D. Battery alignment afloat
E. Firing stop mechanisms

Chapter 22 Naval gunfire support
A. General
B. Naval gunfire support operations

Chapter 23 Aircraft fire control
A. Introduction
B. Aircraft gunnery
C. Aircraft weapon systems
D. Theory of horizontal bombing
E. Other bombing problems
F. Rocketry

Chapter 24 Antiaircraft problem analytical
A. Target positioning
B. Ballistic computations
C. Gun positioning

Chapter 25 Linear-rate antiaircraft fire control systems
A. General description
B. Director
C. Computer
D. Mark 6 stable element

Chapter 26 Relative-rate Antiaircraft Systems
A. Fire Control Problem
B. Basic elements of lead-computing sights
C. Gun sight Mark 15
D. Gun Fire Control System Mark 63
E. Gun Fire Control System Mark 56

Chapter 27 Torpedo fire control
A. General
B. Destroyer torpedo fire control problem
C. Destroyer torpedo fire control system
D. CIC's function in the radar-aim torpedo attack

Chapter 28 Antisubmarine warfare
A. General
B. QHBa scanning sonar equipment
C.
Controlling the attack
D. OKA-1 Sonar resolving equipment
E. Depth-determining sonar equipment

Chapter 29 Missile control and guidance systems
A. Introduction
B. Control systems
C. Basic guidance systems

Chapter 30 Organization and communications
A. Battle organization
B. communications

Chapter 31 Junior gunnery officer
A. Gunnery department
B. Administrative duties
C. Sources of information
D. Gunnery exercises

Appendix

A.
Safety precautions (See volume 1)

B. Extracts from 8"/55 range table (and associated equipment)

C. Extracts from 5"/38 range table (and associated equipment)

D. Natural trigonometric functions

E. FIRE CONTROL DEFINITIONS


F. STANDARD FIRE CONTROL SYMBOLS


G. Bureau of Ordnance functions and controls