Guide to the The Battle of 73 Easting, Gulf War: papers concerning the simulation project M1451

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Title: The Battle of 73 Easting, Gulf War : papers concerning the simulation project
Identifier/Call Number: M1451
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 5.0 Linear feet 3 cartons, 1 map folder
Date (inclusive): 1991-1993
Abstract: The simulation of this tank-on-tank engagement from the 1991 war against Iraq was run by the Institute for Defense Analyses and DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). The product was a learning tool for current and future soldier training, as well as historical analysis. It became a model for further work in the same genre.
creator: Institute for Defense Analyses

Scope and Content of Collection

The simulation of this tank-on-tank engagement from the 1991 war against Iraq was run by the Institute for Defense Analyses and DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). The product was a learning tool for current and future soldier training, as well as historical analysis. It became a model for further work in the same genre.

Biography / Administrative History

Two days into Operation Desert Storm the allied VII Corps had moved through southern Iraq towards the Kuwait border. The 2nd Cavalry Regiment had an initial encounter with 10 Iraqi tanks which were destroyed near longitudinal line 60 (Easting 60); they moved on until the bulk of the battle occurred at 73 Easting. The visibility was almost zero because of dust storms and nightfall. It was this battle which the simulation project portrayed.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Institute for Defense Analyses, 2004. Accession 2004-321.

Preferred Citation

The Battle of 73 Easting, Gulf War : papers concerning the simulation project, M1451. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Access

Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
National security--United States.
Military education--United States.
War--Computer simulation.
Persian Gulf War, 1991.
War--Simulation methods.
War games.

 

Research File Series 1

Physical Description: 53.0 Folders
 

Troop De-briefings Subseries 1.1

Physical Description: 31.0 Folders
Carton 1, Folder 6

Platoon Briefing/Debriefing Notes

Carton 1, Folder 10

The Battle of 73 Easting: The Regiment's Perspective

Carton 1, Folder 11

Eagle Troop History Worksheet

Carton 1, Folder 12

Shoot History - Eagle Excel 1992 Jan. 10

Carton 1, Folder 13

Eagle Troop Interviews

Physical Description: 5 audio cassettes
Carton 1, Folder 14

Eagle Troop Tape 73 Easting

Physical Description: 2 CDs
Carton 1, Folder 15

Transcript of the Battle of 73 Easting - Eagle Troops

Carton 1, Folder 16

Eagle Troop Time Log 2 (from Iron Troop Transcripts) 1991 Feb. 26

Carton 1, Folder 17

73E Memaster - Eagle Troop

Carton 1, Folder 18

Selected Personnel Statistics Eagle Troop, Second Squadron, Second Armored Cavalry Regiment, VII Corps

Carton 1, Folder 19

Iron Troop Interview

Carton 1, Folder 20

I Troop Radio 73 Easting

Physical Description: 1 audio cassette
Carton 1, Folder 21

Iron Troop History Worksheet

Carton 1, Folder 22

Iron Troop Riring Event Log 1991 Feb. 26

Carton 1, Folder 23

Problems w/ Iron-Eagle Interaction 1991 Aug. 14

Carton 1, Folder 24

Ghost Interview Tape Transcript

Carton 1, Folder 25

Ghost Troop Firing Event Log - 1 1991 Feb. 26

Carton 1, Folder 26

Ghost Troop History Worksheet

Carton 1, Folder 27

Events & Experiences of the 82nd Engineer Batallion

Carton 1, Folder 28

Iraqi Fire Date Static & Dynamic 1991 Oct. 31

Carton 1, Folder 29

Events of 2/26/91 from 2dA 1991 Aug. 23

Carton 1, Folder 30

73E Vignettes

Carton 1, Folder 31

Iraqi Moving Vehicles 11/8/91 Red Team Positions 11/6/91 1991 Nov.

Carton 1, Folder 32

Documentatin in Arabic

Carton 2, Folder 1

Troop Movements & Timelines

Carton 2, Folder 9

73 Easting Audio Files

Physical Description: 1 CD
Carton 2, Folder 13

Shoot History Iron 1992 Jan. 17

Carton 2, Folder 14

Movement - Iron 1992 Jan. 17

Carton 2, Folder 15

Shoot History - Iron

Carton 2, Folder 17

Movement - Ghost

Carton 2, Folder 20

3rd Armored Division Operation Desert Storm

 

Data Subseries 1.2

Physical Description: 22.0 Folders
Carton 1, Folder 1

73 Easting Re-Creation Databook Draft

Carton 1, Folder 2

73 Easting Re-Creation Databook Draft (Copy)

Carton 1, Folder 3

SIMNET 101

Carton 1, Folder 4

DARPA Memos, Conference Letters, Troop Background

Carton 1, Folder 5

73 Easting Positioning/Target Questions 1991 Sept. 26

Carton 1, Folder 7

Snapshot Grids

Carton 1, Folder 8

(Simulation Data) Dumplogs 1991 Nov. 27

Carton 1, Folder 9

Required Additional Terrain Features: Berms & Dug on Positions in Area of Interest

Carton 1, Folder 33

Thorpe

Carton 2, Folder 2

NATO IRIS

Carton 2, Folder 3

Position Updates - 73E ODIN Printouts 1991 Sept. 26

Carton 2, Folder 4

Historical Worksheet

Carton 2, Folder 5

Verification & Validation of Battle of 73 Easting

Carton 2, Folder 6

Printouts of Shooters, Targets, Results, etc.

Carton 2, Folder 7

db 733coh.oor

Physical Description: 1 1/4" data cartridge
Carton 2, Folder 8

Battle @ 73 Easting Batle Recreation Data

Physical Description: 3 3.5" diskettes
Carton 2, Folder 10

M Tapes

Physical Description: 4 audio cassette tapes
Carton 2, Folder 11

M Tapes mini

Physical Description: 2 audio mini cassette tapes
Carton 2, Folder 12

Commander's Guide: Using SIMNET to see the Battlefield

Carton 2, Folder 16

ODIN Printouts, Time Points, Database Work

Carton 2, Folder 18

Historical Worksheets - Vehicle by Vehicle

Carton 2, Folder 19

Maps (paper copies)

 

Finished Simulation Series 2

Physical Description: 3.0 Folders
Carton 2, Folder 21

73 Easting Functional Description & Guidance Document 1st Draft

Carton 2, Folder 22

Instructions to Setup 73 Easting Maps

Carton 2, Folder 23

New 73 Easting Instructions

 

Publicity Series 3

Physical Description: 60.0 Folders
 

Presentations Series 3.1

Physical Description: 14.0 Folders
Carton 2, Folder 24

73E demo

Physical Description: 1 100mb zip disk
Carton 2, Folder 25

War Breaker - ARPA Logo 1993 Nov. 7

Physical Description: 1 hi8 digital video cassette
Carton 2, Folder 26

73 Easting Methodology

Carton 2, Folder 27

73E Final

Carton 2, Folder 28

73 Easting A Simulation to Capture Actual Gulf War Battles

Carton 2, Folder 29

Refighting the Battle of 73 Easting

Carton 3, Folder 5

Production Slides: Maps, Planning

Carton 3, Folder 6

2ACR OPN Desert Storm

Carton 3, Folder 14

The Battle of 73 Easting 26 Feb 1991 A Historical Introduction to Simulation 1991 Feb. 26

Carton 3, Folder 15

73E Review

Carton 3, Folder 16

73 Easting Re-Creation Validation & Verifications

Carton 3, Folder 17

LCDR Dennis McBride: Project ODIN

Carton 3, Folder 22

73 Easting Videotape Script

Carton 3, Folder 41

Defense Science Board

 

Conferences Series 3.2

Physical Description: 42.0 Folders
Carton 2, Folder 30

Introduction & Background Working Conference on 73 Easting Construction of a Battle in Interactive Simulation

Carton 2, Folder 31

73 Easting Conference

Carton 2, Folder 32

Conf 1991 Apr. 11, 1991 May 11 1991 Apr. - 1991 May

Physical Description: 2 reels magnetic tape
Carton 2, Folder 33

Jim Wargo's 73 Easting Stuff

Carton 2, Folder 34

Paul Kozemchak on R&D Budgets

Carton 2, Folder 35

Keynote Address

Carton 2, Folder 36

Slideshow Battle of 73 Easting Development

Carton 2, Folder 37

Conference Report

Carton 2, Folder 38

Rough Cut 1992 Apr. 8

Physical Description: 1 beta cassette
Carton 3, Folder 1

73E

Carton 3, Folder 2

73E / Janus

Carton 3, Folder 3

Colonel Gary Bloedorn

Carton 3, Folder 4

Col Gary Bloedorn 73E Presentation Corrected

Physical Description: 1 3.5" diskette
Carton 3, Folder 7

General Paul Gorman

Carton 3, Folder 8

Gen Gorman 73E Corrected

Physical Description: 13.5" diskette
Carton 3, Folder 9

General Welch

Carton 3, Folder 10

73E Gen Welch Corrected & New Questions

Physical Description: 1 3.5" diskette
Carton 3, Folder 11

General Max Thurman

Carton 3, Folder 12

Dr. Randy Steeb

Carton 3, Folder 13

Jesse Orlansky: Drawing Inferences from Battlefield Statistics

Carton 3, Folder 18

Major General Paul Funk

Carton 3, Folder 19

73E MajGen Paul Funk Not Corrected

Carton 3, Folder 20

Col Krausse's 73 Easting A-F (maps) PVD

Carton 3, Folder 21

Galloway

Carton 3, Folder 23

Jim Metzger Army ODCSOPS

Carton 3, Folder 24

Dr. Metzger 73E Corrected

Physical Description: 1 3.5" diskette
Carton 3, Folder 25

Major General Matthew Caulfield USMC

Carton 3, Folder 26

MG Cualfield 73E Not Corrected

Physical Description: 1 3.5" diskette
Carton 3, Folder 27

Richard Allen RADM

Carton 3, Folder 28

Richard Bronowitz, Team Mike CNA

Carton 3, Folder 29

Dr. Bronowitz 73E old draft

Carton 3, Folder 30

Dr. Johnson ARI

Carton 3, Folder 31

Kozemchak

Carton 3, Folder 32

Dr. Andy Ceranowicz: Constructing the Simulation

Carton 3, Folder 33

Dr. Ceranowicz 73E Presentation Corrected

Physical Description: 1 3.5" diskette
Carton 3, Folder 34

Colonel Doc Coughtery, USAF

Carton 3, Folder 35

Col Doughtery 73E Corrected

Physical Description: 1 3.5" diskette
Carton 3, Folder 36

George E. Lukes: Methodology: Terrain Database Development

Carton 3, Folder 37

Colonel Jack thorpe, USAF: 73 Easting Reconstruction in Interactive Simulation

Carton 3, Folder 38

Maj Lutte 73E Corercted

Physical Description: 1 3.5" diskette
Carton 3, Folder 39

Dr. Johnson 73E

Physical Description: 1 3.5" diskette, 1 5" disk
Carton 3, Folder 40

Misc Media

Physical Description: 2 3.5" diskette, 1 audio cassette
 

Publicity Series 3.3

Physical Description: 3 folders and 1 map folder
Carton 3, Folder 42

Emulating the Battlefield IEEE Spectrum Sept 1991 1991 Sept.

Carton 3, Folder 43

"Battle of 73 Easting: A Historical Simulation" National Defense Nov. 1991 1991 Nov.

Carton 3, Folder 44

Newspaper Clippings

othertype 4

4 Blowups - Exhibit