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Naval Aviation News - May 1943

Naval Aviation News - May 1943

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Published by CAP History Library
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JapaneseAntiairuaftFire
ldlydecreased.
d.
Thefewreportsavailable
onlow
altitudeantiaircraftfirehaveindi-caredthatthisfuehasbeenrelativelyinaccurate.
c.
Japanese
observer
planes
flyingatthesamealtitudeasourbombershave
beenIrequentlyreported.Whensuch
spotters
werepresent,
relayingdatatotheguncrews,adjustmentof
antiaircraftfirebasbeen
more
rapid
thannormally,
f.
Antiaircraftfirefromnaval.bat-teries,
particularly
thoseof
battle-
shipscruisers,andaircraftcarriers,
hasbeenmoreaccuratethan
antiair-
craftfirefromlandbatteries.
A(curacy
Best
at
8,000
to
12,000
Feet,Drops
above15,000
Naval
BatteriesSuperiorto
LandinFiring
J
APANESE
antiaircraft
tacticsdonotIallmtoarigidpattern,andexceptionsto
any
generalconclusions
wiU
th
refore
be
common.
Available
reports,
however,
suggest
that
thefollowinghavebeentrueundermostconditions.
G.
Inthegreat
majority
o{
in-stancesJapaneseantiaircraft
firehas
beenreportedbelowandbehindourbomberformations.
b.
Errors
in
altitudehavebeencor-
rected
morequicklythan,
eTjDTS
in
range.Errors-in
deflection
have
beenlessfrequently'reportedandwhenencounteredhavebeenquicklycor-
rected.
c.
Thebestaccura
y
has
been
ob-servedbetween8,000
and
12,000feet.Above5,000feet,accuracyhasTap-
Cont.ents
JapaneseAntiaircraftFireFlightStatistics.4DidYouKnow?BFleetAinraft..13Training....
17
TheCorsairsAreComing20ShoreStations....
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NAVYDEPARTMENT.NO.192
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