P2_1 Assault and Battery

Samuel Carter, Hannah Lyons, Joshua Nixon, Rachael O'Sullivan


This paper aims to calculate how many degrees of counter-battery artillery fire are required before there is an equivalent explosive yield to the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima being fired every minute. This value is found to decrease exponentially as the number of guns in each artillery battery increases, but remains so high that we suggest that tactical nuclear weapons have no practical application and are excessive in any battlefield scenarios.

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