An analysis of the tracking performances of two straight-wing and two swept-wing fighter airplanes with fixed sights in a standardized test maneuver

Ziff, Howard L Rathert, George A Gadeberg, Burnett L
naca-rm-a53h12
October 22, 1953


Standard air-to-air-gunnery tracking runs were conducted with F-51H, F8F-1, F-86A, and F-86E airplanes equipped with fixed gunsights. The tracking performances were documented over the normal operating range of altitude, Mach number, and normal acceleration factor for each airplane. The sources of error were studied by statistical analyses of the aim wander.

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