Analytical Model for Attrition Assessment During a Battle Between Formations of Armoured Combat Vehicles

  • R. R. Coulon


The purpose of the paper is to describe a mathematical model aimed at estimating, as a function of time, the evolution of two opposite forces composed of one or several formations of combat vehicles or weapon systems.


Attrition Rate Allocation Policy Weapon System Engagement Condition Firing Policy 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. R. Coulon
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  1. 1.Centre Interarmées de Recherche OpérationnelleArcueilFrance

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