By the middle of the sixteenth century guns of many sizes and kinds were being used, some of them 10 feet long, capable of firing a 4-1/2 inch iron shot 500 feet per second for a distance of 2000 yards. The company was named after Hannibal C. Ford, a genius designer, and principal in the company. Copyright © 2013, Maritime Park Association. One early device used by nautical gunners was a round shot suspended from a spar. On opposite sides of the housing are two small tanks, partially filled with mercury, and connected by a capillary tube. The explanatory drawings of the system show how it works, but are wildly different in physical appearance from the actual internal mechanisms, perhaps intentionally so. Visual range measurement (of both target and shell splashes) was difficult prior to availability of radar. [9], During their long service life, rangekeepers were updated often as technology advanced and by World War II they were a critical part of an integrated fire control system. Various unclassified photos and video of US Navy Fire Controlman and Weapons Video. this text was captured by optical character recognition. Its installations started in the late 1930s on destroyers, cruisers and aircraft carriers with two Mark 33 directors mounted fore and aft of the island. [1] Because of radar, Fire Control systems are able to track and fire at targets at a greater range and with increased accuracy during the day, night, or inclement weather. On the preceding sheets you read about the history of guns and fire control devices, you learned about the main components of a fire control system, and you took a quick look at some of its specialized applications in antiaircraft, antisubmarine, torpedo, and rocket and guided missile fire control systems. One such kind of quantity is the output from the roller of a mechanical integrator; the position of the roller at any given time is immaterial; it is only the incrementing and decrementing that counts. It was originally 300 knots (350 mph; 560 km/h), and subsequently doubled in each rebuild. Typically, a ship rolls through a much larger angle than it pitches.) [4], With the semi-synchronized salvo firing upon his voice command from the bridge, the spotters using stopwatches on the mast could identify the distant salvo of splashes created by the shells from their own ship more effectively than trying to identify a single shell splash among the many. Finally, the circular SPG 25 antenna was mounted on top. However, final recognition of the seriousness of the deficiency and initiation of replacement plans were delayed by the below decks space difficulty, mentioned in connection with the [Mark 28] replacement. Beginning with ships built in the 1960s, warship guns were largely operated by computerized systems, i.e. They were part of an upgrade to improve tracking of aircraft.[1]. The present position of the target was called the Line-Of-Sight (LOS), and it was continuously sent down to the plotting room by synchro motors. Local control originated with primitive gun installations aimed by the individual gun crews. With all guns firing independently it was impossible to spot the individual gun's effectiveness with any accuracy. Remember this and you'll be well on your way to understanding fire control. At the top of the gyro assembly, above the compensator, right on center, is an exciter coil fed with low-voltage AC. [8] During World War II, servomechanisms (called "power drives" in the US Navy) were developed that allowed the guns to automatically steer to the rangekeeper's commands with no manual intervention, though pointers still worked even if automatic control was lost. At first the director was a pair of "master" gun sights, from which settings were transmitted to the guns. In such cases, the ship's gyrocompass sends a disabling signal that closes a solenoid valve to block mercury flow between the tanks. Naval Fire Control. The housing for the gyro rotor rotates at a low speed, on the order of 18 rpm. Local control originated with primitive gun installations aimed by the individual gun crews. Although the stable element was below decks in Plot, next to the Mark 1/1A computer, its internal gimbals followed director motion in bearing and elevation so that it provided level and crosslevel data directly. You will see how the basic fire control principles, developed for firing a gun at a surface target are applied to the control of antiaircraft guns, antisubmarine weapons, torpedoes, rockets and guided missiles. Post Jun 22, 2016 #1 2016-06-22T00:24. In that action, American destroyers pitted against the world's largest armored battleships and cruisers dodged shells for long enough to close to within torpedo firing range, while lobbing hundreds of accurate automatically aimed 5-inch (127 mm) rounds on target. Also, before the surface action started, the FT's made manual inputs for the average initial velocity of the projectiles fired out of the battery's gun barrels, and air density. During the 10 August 1904 Battle of the Yellow Sea against the Russian Pacific Fleet, the British-built IJN battleship Asahi and her sister ship, the fleet flagship Mikasa, were equipped with the latest Barr and Stroud range finders on the bridge, but the ships were not designed for coordinated aiming and firing. Its Mark 35 Radar was capable of automatic tracking in bearing, elevation, and range that was as accurate as any optical tracking. Director control aims all guns on the ship at a single target. Cruisers did not land hits on splash-chasing escort carriers until after an hour of pursuit had reduced the range to 5 miles (8.0 km). A small adjustable weight on a threaded rod, and a latitude scale makes the gyro precess at the Earth's equivalent angular rate at the given latitude. of the Web's universal accessibility. Naval fire control resembles that of ground-based guns, but with no sharp distinction between direct and indirect fire. "), who usually gave the command to commence firing. The [Mark 33] was thus distinctly inadequate, as indicated to some observers in simulated air attack exercises prior to hostilities. The light machine guns (20-mm) are equipped with individual lead-computing sights. It is deployed on board the relatively small and austere Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate to control the Mark 75 Naval Gun and the Mark 13 Guided Missile Launching System (missiles have since been removed since retirement of its version of the Standard missile). By measuring the time required for the sound waves to reach the target and return, it is possible to determine the range; bearing is the direction from which the waves were reflected. When compared to the later long-range gunnery performance by the US Navy and. The primary duty of naval gunfire in all phases of … One coil is displaced by 90 degrees. Fire Control Fundamentals, NAVPERS 91900, 1953, was created to introduce sailors to the basics of weapons fire control. Naval Air Technical Training Command. [1] With it, the Gunnery Officer could mix and match the three turrets to the two GFCSs. The Dreyer Table was to be improved and served into the interwar period at which point it was superseded in new and reconstructed ships by the Admiralty Fire Control Table.[c]. Production completed for Royal Navy, This page was last edited on 1 December 2020, at 22:33. With all this information, the rangekeeper calculated the relative motion between its ship and the target. This gave American forces a technological advantage in World War II against the Japanese who did not develop remote power control for their guns; both the US Navy and Japanese Navy used visual correction of shots using shell splashes or air bursts, while the US Navy augmented visual spotting with radar. Stabilizing signals from the Stable Element kept the optical sight telescopes, rangefinder, and radar antenna free from the effects of deck tilt. [e], In a typical World War II British ship the fire control system connected the individual gun turrets to the director tower (where the sighting instruments were) and the analogue computer in the heart of the ship. Toward the end of the nineteenth century, a sight telescope was developed by a Navy Lieutenant. All Rights Reserved. This was a rotating drum of chemically treated paper with a stylus, resembling nothing so much as a modern seismograph. It had less range against low-flying aircraft, and large surface ships had to be within 30,000 yards. The Function of Fire Control System Components. It used 115 volts AC, 60 Hz, single phase, and typically a few amperes or even less. While converging, the computer fed aided-tracking ("generated") range, bearing, and elevation to the gun director. [a] Kato gave the firing order consistently at a particular moment in the rolling and pitching cycles of the ship, simplifying firing and correction duties formerly performed independently with varying accuracy using artificial horizon gauges in each turret.[b][4]. The Bofors 40 mm anti-aircraft guns were arguably the best light anti-aircraft weapon of World War II.,[28] employed on almost every major warship in the U.S. and UK fleet during World War II from about 1943 to 1945. The function of the Mark 6 Stable Element (pictured) in this fire control system is the same as the function of the Mark 41 Stable Vertical in the main battery system. Coordinated gunfire from a form… [29] The whole system could be controlled from the below decks Plotting Room with or without the director being manned. A sound wave generator, called a sonar transducer, is located below the waterline of the attacking ship. Differently colored dye markers were sometimes included with large shells so individual guns, or individual ships in formation, could distinguish their shell splashes during daylight. The objective of weight reduction was not met, since the resulting director system actually weighed about 8,000 pounds (3,600 kg) more than the equipment it was slated to replace, but the Gun Director Mark 37 that emerged from the program possessed virtues that more than compensated for its extra weight. [18] It could compute firing solutions for targets moving at up to 320 knots, or 400 knots in a dive. In the turrets, the gunlayers adjusted the elevation of their guns to match an indicator which was the elevation transmitted from the Fire Control Table—a turret layer did the same for bearing. The design provided for the ultimate addition of radar, which later permitted blind firing with the director. Fire controlman (abbreviated as FC) is a United States Navy occupational rating.. Fire controlmen provide system employment recommendations; perform organizational and intermediate maintenance on digital computer equipment, subsystems, and systems; operate and maintain combat and weapons direction systems, surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missile systems, and gun fire control … By means of optical equipment and/or radar (an electronic device which you will study later, used to locate objects by means of reflected radio waves), the director is able to track the target and measure its range, bearing (direction from ship to target), course and speed. The number and arrangement of these guns depends on the type of ship carrying them. This was demonstrated in November 1942 when the battleship USS Washington engaged the Imperial Japanese Navy battlecruiser Kirishima at a range of 18,500 yards (16,900 m) at night. These guns are used for long range fire at high or distant air targets, and are centrally controlled as explained on the two preceding sheets. If the bowl (called an "umbrella") is not centered above the exciter coil, either or both coils have an output that represents the offset. For example, the US Navy used servomechanisms to automatically steer their guns in both azimuth and elevation. After you learn the theory of fire control, you will not automatically become a proficient fire control technician. The linear-rate system is used as the primary means for control of 5-inch dual purpose guns for both surface and antiaircraft fire. Soon aircraft flew faster, and in c1944 to increase speed and accuracy the Mark 4 was replaced by a combination of the Mark 12 (rectangular antenna) and Mark 22 (parabolic antenna) "orange peel" radars. NFCS betekent Naval Fire Control System. Classes such as Iowa and South Dakota battleships could lob shells over visual horizon, in darkness, through smoke or weather. Royal Navy designation G SA.7 from 1980 and GSA.8 from 1985. This could be done optically with the men inside using the sights and Rangefinder, or electronically with the radar. Another factor which had to be taken into consideration to obtain accurate fire was the inclination of the gun caused by the roll and pitch of the ship's deck. A Very Brief Overview of British Naval Fire Control Doctrine, 1900–1916. They contained four complete sets of the fire control equipment needed to aim and shoot at four targets. Our discussion here will pertain only to the non-homing type. Directors high on the superstructure had a better view of the enemy than a turret mounted sight, and the crew operating it were distant from the sound and shock of the guns. The Royal Navy considered Russia a potential adversary through The Great Game, and sent Commander Walter Hugh Thring[3] of the Navy Gunnery Division with an early example of Dumaresq to Japan during the Russo-Japanese War. You will learn more about the use and control of torpedoes later on. In the early 1900's an improvement was brought about by marking the position of the target on paper as it moved along its course (by measuring distance and direction from ship to target) from which it was possible to determine the approximate course and future position of the target. It combines the Mark 45 5"/54 or 5"/60 Caliber Gun Mount, Mark 46 Optical Sight System or Mark 20 Electro–Optical Sight System and the Mark 160 Mod 4–11 Gunfire Control System / Gun Computer System. [1] During the surface action, range and deflection Spots and target altitude (not zero during Gun Fire Support) were manually entered. Pages E-5 and E-6 (1 sheet) was torn out of the original we scanned. Naval ships are armed with weapons other than those designed for use against surface targets. The newer Japanese systems such as the Type 98 Hoiban and Shagekiban on the Yamato class were more up to date, which eliminated the Sokutekiban, but it still relied on seven operators. It is possible to control several same-type guns on a single platform simultaneously, while both the firing guns and the target are moving. You have been selected to study fire control because the Navy believes you have the many varied qualities necessary to become a fire control technician. The Mark 37 Gun Fire Control System incorporated the Mark 1 computer, the Mark 37 director, a gyroscopic stable element along with automatic gun control, and was the first US Navy dual-purpose GFCS to separate the computer from the director. Though the gun orders it provided were the same as those of the Mark 33, it supplied them with greater reliability and gave generally improved performance with 5-inch (13 cm) gun batteries, whether they were used for surface or antiaircraft use. To do this, it had optical sights (the rectangular windows or hatches on the front), an optical rangefinder (the tubes or ears sticking out each side), and later models, fire control radar antennas. Depth charges are either rolled off the stern of the attacking ship or projected a small distance to the side, while ahead-thrown missiles are projected to a position (controllable within narrow limits) ahead of the attacking ship. Guns were simply pointed at the target by eye. The fire control switchboard configured the battery. [1] It then could calculate an offset angle and change of range between the target's present position (LOS) and future position at the end of the projectile's time of flight. That axis was in a vertical plane that included the line of sight. manual. From this design on, large warships had a main armament of one size of gun across a number of turrets (which made corrections simpler still), facilitating central fire control via electric triggering. In fact, the Mark 37 system was almost continually improved. [1][25] The purpose of the director was to track the target's present bearing and range. For example, during World War I the rangekeepers would generate the necessary angles automatically but sailors had to manually follow the directions of the rangekeepers. As on the larger ships, provision is made for individual control of each turret in the event that the director is damaged or destroyed by enemy action. There is only one main battery director and one plotting room, which control all guns. In the 1968 upgrade to USS New Jersey for service off Vietnam, three Mark 56 Gun Fire Control Systems were installed. A destroyer, however, is equipped with torpedo tubes which can be trained to aim at the target. 2, Chapter 25, AA Fire Control Systems, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ship_gun_fire-control_system&oldid=991806182, Articles with limited geographic scope from December 2010, Articles with unsourced statements from September 2020, Articles containing potentially dated statements from 2020, All articles containing potentially dated statements, Wikipedia articles incorporating text from the United States Navy, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Fire control quality, three dimensional data. The two systems, forward and aft, were complete and independent. Early "computers" were people using numerical tables. There are photographs of the computer's interior in the National Archives; some are on Web pages, and some of those have been rotated a quarter turn. NFCS = Naval Fire Control System Op zoek naar algemene definitie van NFCS? When they are made sensitive to the changes, indicator oscillation and error on firing shocks became large, and when the indicator movement is damped with a liquid of less. The British favoured coincidence rangefinders while the Germans and the US Navy, stereoscopic type. Many improvements in firearms were required before guns became a useful weapon. Furthermore, priorities of replacements of older and less effective director systems in the crowded wartime production program were responsible for the fact the [Mark 33's] service was lengthened to the cessation of hostilities.[20]. patton610. 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This process creates errors that are compounded while encoding for the Web. The fire control problem is thus largely a tactical one, since it is necessary to solve the problem of maneuvering the ship into attack position. The radar systems used by the Mark 38 GFCS were far more advanced than the primitive radar sets used by the Japanese in World War II. is required. The 3-inch and 40-mm guns-called the "heavy machine-gun battery"-are equipped with a separate If you're considering this rating, you'll need to be mature and willing to take on a lot of responsibility, in addition to having technical skills and expertise. Ferranti Computer Systems developed the GSA4 digital computerised gunnery fire control system that was deployed on HMS Amazon (Type 21 frigate commissioned in 1974) as part of the WAS4 (Weapon Systems Automation - 4) system. Although similar methods can be applied to torpedoes, the term is generally used to describe the aiming and use of naval gunfire.Fire control is practiced in many forms and sometimes in various levels depending on the weapon type, the … Torpedoes may be fired from submarines, aircraft or surface vessels, for each of which the torpedo fire control problem is quite different. Its function was to automatically aim the guns so that a fired projectile would collide with the target. Fire Control is the process of directing a weapon so that when it is fired, the missile will travel in such a way as to impact an intended target. The former were less able to range on an indistinct target but easier on the operator over a long period of use, the latter the reverse. Other versions of the Mark 34 GWS are used by foreign Navies as well as the US Coast Guard with each configuration having its own unique camera and / or gun system. CS/SPG-6 - both surface search and fire control variants; Surface-based. At that time, the British primarily used a manual fire control system. Most US ships that are destroyers or larger (but not destroyer escorts or escort carriers) employed gun fire-control systems for 5-inch (127 mm) and larger guns, up to battleships, such as Iowa class. How You Are Going to Learn the Fundamentals of Fire Control. and (2) "relative-rate systems" which measure the angular velocity of the line of sight to determine target motion. In order to control such a missile it is necessary to know the relative positions of missile and target at all times, and to be able to effect appropriate alterations to the missile's course from a remote position. In naval engagements both the firing guns and target are moving, and the variables are compounded by the greater distances and times involved. They tightened up their spread between individual splashes as much as possible to "clobber" a target if they got the range, but this meant that they would miss the target altogether if they got the range wrong. Destroyers starting with the Sims class employed one of these computers, battleships up to four. Ideal computation of gun stabilizing angles required an impractical number of terms in the mathematical expression, so the computation was approximate. Repeating the experiment several times gave him the idea for a weapon which became known as a "gun." When firing torpedoes from aircraft, submarines or PT boats, it is necessary to have the ship pointed at least in the general direction of the target. A Survey of Modern Surface Fire Control Systems (continued). Their plotting rooms were isolated to protect against battle damage propagating from one to the other. Because the rangekeepers are constantly predicting new positions for the target, it is unlikely that subsequent salvos will strike the position of the previous salvo. Mercury flows to the lower tank, but slowly (several seconds) because of the tube's restriction. If something is not clear to you, ask about it, because there is much to be learned, and it is important that you fully understand each lesson before proceeding to the next. Gun lead angles meant that gun-stabilizing commands differed from those needed to keep the director's sights stable. It became necessary to develop other fire control instruments which could accurately and rapidly solve the fire control problem. [29] It was designed for use against high-speed subsonic aircraft. Fire Control Fundamentals, NAVPERS 91900, 1953, was created to introduce sailors to the basics of weapons fire control. The Mark 1 and Mark 1A computers contained approximately 20 servomechanisms, mostly position servos, to minimize torque load on the computing mechanisms. Once the above factors are known, it is necessary to determine own ship's course and the proper time for firing, as opposed to gun elevation and train orders required for surface or antiaircraft fire control. The range and destructive power of guns continued to increase over the years, from an average effective range of 100 yards in the mid-1800's to more than 40,000 yards today. Generally speaking, these computers were very well designed and built, very rugged, and almost trouble-free, frequent tests included entering values via the handcranks and reading results on the dials, with the time motor stopped. It can be used against surface ship and close hostile aircraft, and as Naval Gunfire Support (NGFS) against shore targets. But many Royal Navy battleships and cruisers were fitted with remote power control (RPC) via servomotors for secondary and primary armament, by the end of the war, with RPC first appearing on Vickers 40 mm (2 in) (Pom Pom) 4– and 8–barrel mounts in late 1941. [14] In the Battle of Cape Matapan the British Mediterranean Fleet using radar ambushed and mauled an Italian fleet, although actual fire was under optical control using starshell illumination. [1], The Forward Main Battery Plotting Room was located below the waterline and inside the armored belt. Your job now is simply to become generally familiar with what the major components are, their primary function and how they are related. On a destroyer, the main battery is also the dual purpose battery, and consists of a number of 5-inch guns. Present-day gun sights take many forms, but they still perform the basic function of all gun sights-to provide a horizontal and vertical offset between the line of sight and the axis of the gun bore in order that the target may be kept in sight while the gun is aimed so that the fired projectile will hit the target. |date=}}The situation for naval fire control was more complex due of the need to control the firing of several guns at once. [7] This experience contributed to computing rangekeepers becoming standard issue. The principal components of a fire control system, as shown on the preceding sheet, are the gun director, the rangekeeper (or computer), the stable vertical (or stable element) and the gun turrets, as well as related auxiliary equipment (ship's gyro, pitometer log, communication systems, etc). Here are the various stages of training required to be able to fulfill the position of a Fire Controlman in the US Navy. The Aviation Fire Control Technician (AQ) rating was disestablished in 1991 when it was merged (along with the Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Technician rating) into the Aviation Electronics Technician (AT) rating. At close-in ranges the accuracy of the directors fell off sharply; even at intermediate ranges they left much to be desired. From such a humble beginning developed the intricate and powerful weapons of today which certainly aren't for "entertainment.". His mission was to guide and train the Japanese naval gunnery personnel in the latest technological developments, but more importantly for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), he was aware of the proposal. The conventional projectile fired from a gun, or the barrage rocket, is committed to a given course at the time of firing. In this online version of the manual we have These computers were built by Ford Instrument Company, Long Island City, Queens, New York. The system's effectiveness against aircraft diminished as planes became faster, but toward the end of World War II upgrades were made to the Mark 37 System, and it was made compatible with the development of the VT (Variable Time) proximity fuze which exploded when it was near a target, rather than by timer or altitude, greatly increasing the probability that any one shell would destroy a target. When the guns were on target they were centrally fired. The early history of naval fire control was dominated by the engagement of targets within visual range (also referred to as direct fire).In fact, most naval engagements before 1800 were conducted at ranges of 20 to 50 yards (20 to 50 m). The entire rangekeeper was mounted in an open director rather than in a separate plotting room as in the RN HACS, or the later Mark 37 GFCS, and this made it difficult to upgrade the Mark 33 GFCS. 2. 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