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kill ratio

The ratio of one's own victories to losses. Also called an exchange ratio.
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Second, if we can quantify key issues, we should make sure that they give us real insight into the overall problem, and not take us on an excursion through diverting weeds like the kill ratios, body counts, and percentages of roads secured did in Vietnam.
Boyd studied history, and following the Vietnam conflict, he was all too aware of the slipping kill ratios of American fighter pilots.
Conventional systems immerse single lamps in fluid; we use multiple high powered UV-C lamps around tubes to achieve higher volume kill ratios making iPURtech uniquely suitable for scale up.
Calculating kill ratios and controlling strikes as with chemical weapons and nuclear weapons are nearly impossible with biological weapons.
Navy aviators--benefiting from stronger unit integrity, better training, and shorter flying distances than their Air Force counterparts--hit a wider range of targets while achieving more favorable kill ratios against defending MiGs.
In wars waged with armor, airpower, and other heavy armaments, the kill ratios were skewed in America's favor: In the World War II Pacific campaign, 13 enemy soldiers died for every American killed; in Europe against the Germans, the ratio was 11 to 1; in Korea, 13 to 1.
It was widely acknowledged that the system for measurement of progress, based on body counts and kill ratios, fell victim to the natural optimistic bias of military men.
Each product boasts an impressive list of properties including increasingly impressive kill ratios, persistence fimeframes and drying times.
And we cannot afford to continue to send our nation's sons and daughters into combat in bombers designed in the 1940's while we have the ability to buy new strike aircraft that achieve 108:0 kill ratios.
Still, we are left to decide if the atrocity was caused, as historian Guenter Lewy has argued, by "individual moral failure," or, as Ridenhour put it, by an outgrowth "of body counts and kill ratios and fire-free zones and search-and-destroy missions.
When equipped for air superiority missions and provided with a stand-up enemy, they ran up impressive kill ratios.