lateral deflection angle

lateral deflection angle

[′lad·ə·rəl di′flek·shən ‚aŋ·gəl]
(ordnance)
The horizontal angle representing the difference between the azimuth of the target at the instant of firing and the azimuth at which the gun must be pointed in order to hit the target; it is the algebraic sum of the principal lateral deflection angle and the lateral pointing correction.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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