range ladder

range ladder

[′rānj ‚lad·ər]
(ordnance)
A naval term used to describe a method of adjusting gunfire by firing successive volleys; starting with a range which is assuredly beyond or short and applying small uniform range corrections to the successive volleys until the target is crossed.
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While this particular model may be the first step on the Cayman range ladder, it still completes the benchmark 0-62mph sprint in 5.