Notes on Training Field Artillery Details

Notes on Training Field Artillery Details

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...2. (Plate XLI) In this figure: (a) Represents an air burst but too high to be observed for range. The corrector used by the student is too high; the deflection is correct. (b) Represents an air burst over; deflection and corrector good. (c) Represents an air burst short; deflection and corrector good. (d) Represents an impact over; deflection good, corrector too low. (e) Represents an impact short; deflection good, corrector too low. (f), (g), and (h) show conditions arising with platoon salvos. Assuming that the right platoon has fired, these illustrate: (f) and (g) Error in deflection difference, corrector too high. (h) Bracketing platoon salvo, deflection good, corrector good for adjustment. With regard to the deflection and the deflection difference, the instructor may assume that the values given by the student are correct, or he may assume that there are small errors. The instructor, by assuming that there are small errors and by placing the bursts so as to show these errors, can give the student practice in handling these elements. The instructor should watch the initial commands and represent upon the board the position of the shots as they would actually fall; for example, the student might give such a deflection difference as to cause converging or cross fire when he desires parallel fire. The instructor shows upon the board the bursts of a salvo or volley as soon as "Fire" is given (in case of an opening salvo), or as soon as the range is announced for a succeeding salvo. He then allows the student one or two seconds to see what is represented and erases the bursts but not the targets. The student announces his sensing of shots and gives his next commands. 167. Figure 3 (Plate XLI) illustrates the complete working of a...
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  • English
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