Weapons Delivery Principles and Procedures
WEAPONS DELIVERY PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES
Up to this point, we have discussed procedural matters. We now come to the most important topic of all:
how to deliver the weapon onto the target. All the procedures discussed, though they are certainly
important, have one common purpose: to allow you to arrive at the roll-in point. It is what you do be-
tween roll-in and release that will determine the accuracy of your delivery. In order to introduce the
procedures to be used during the weapons run, we must first discuss some of the basic principles
involved. This discussion is of necessity brief, and the mathematics have been shortened or deleted
(See Figure 15).
Down Range Travel
Figure 15: THE BOMBING TRIANGLE
THEORY OF WEAPONS DELIVERY
An angular measure defined as 1/6400 of a circle. Sight angle is measured in mils. A mil is a convenient
unit of measurement because a mil subtends approximately one unit at one thousand units. That is, if
two lines spread apart with an angle of one mil, they will be one foot apart after 1,000 ft, two ft apart after
2,000 ft, and so on out. There are roughly 17 mils in one degree.