A Computer Model for Assessing Conventional and Chemical Attacks on Airbases

by Donald E. Emerson


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This Note describes the latest release of the TSARINA (TSAR inputs using AIDA) airbase damage assessment computer model, which was developed for examining chemical as well as conventional air attacks against complex targets. The TSARINA model assesses the chemical deposition and the conventional losses and damage to various categories of resources, including buildings and facilities. This version extends the previously available code so that (1) attacks may be designated against the minimum operating surface defined after prior attacks; (2) aircraft shelters may be damaged, as well as destroyed, and shelter damage can be greater for hits near the main door; and (3) unexploded ordnance can be "timed" to detonate.

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