In some areas the procedure for firing heavy field artillery requires the look-up of sets of firing tables. This paper proposes to model the firing tables by a family of functions which can be utilized by microcomputers. Was the ONLY field artillery branch to develop fire direction above the battery level. A range table was a list of angles of elevation a particular artillery gun barrel needed to be set to, to strike a target at a particular distance with a projectile of a particular weight using a propellant cartridge of a particular weight. They were used for several centuries by field and naval gunners of all countries until gradually replaced by computerised fire-control systems beginning in World War II (1939 1945).
Because field artillery mostly uses indirect fire the guns have to be part of a system that enables them to attack targets invisible to them in accordance with the combined arms plan. Firing data has to be calculated and is the key to indirect fire; This report explains the intimate relationship between firing tables and the techniques of fire used to attack targets. Probable error and accuracy of fire are also explained. Reports on the availability of artillery and mortar tabular firing tables online via the Army Knowledge Online FTaB organizational site Knowledge Collaboration Center (KCC) announced by the Armaments, Research, Development and Engineering Center’s Firing Tables and Ballistics (FTaB) Division of the U. Presents the field artillery and mortar systems in the inventory of the United States Army.
Get this from a library! Firing tables: cannon, 175mm gun, M113, M113E1 on gun, field artillery, self-propelled, 175mm, M107: firing projectile, HE, M437A2, M437A1, 1970. The coordinate system that is used to specify the location of the point of firing and the location of the target is the system of latitudes and longitudes, which is in fact a rotating coordinate system, since the planet Earth is a rotating sphere. After all, the number one objective of the Field Artillery is to achieve first round fire for effect on targets. The Field Artillery Computer Equipment (FACE) was first issued to batteries in 1969. At this time the change from Range Tables to Firing Tables was planned and this meant using air density instead of barometric pressure and percentages of standard in meteor values instead of the actual values.
A standard Field Artillery battery consisted, at full strength, of six guns. 6 would prepare the round, using the Firing Table in the Limber Box to choose fuse time.