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Re: If the target holds still . . .
Posted by Larry Bartlett on February 8, 2018, 7:03:00, in reply to "If the target holds still . . . "
Target speed is only one of the issues involved in naval fire control, and probably the easiest to solve for. Both ships (firing platform & target) had a speed and direction. This could be converted into a relative motion (speed across and speed toward)."Own ship" motion was much more difficult. The firing ship also had to account for pitch, roll, yaw, and heave. All of these could drastically affect accuracy. Norman Freedman's "Naval Firepower" has a good discussion of the difficulties of fire control. John T. Sumida's "In Defense of Naval Supremacy" is probably the standard work on this subject (even though it deals with the British Navy). Modern stabilization systems such as those used on tanks could probably handle the "own ship" motion.
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