NBC 3 (NUCLEAR) REPORT
Strike Serial Number (if known)
DDtttt (Local or ZULU, state which, only ZULU
times will be used by NATO Offices)
yyzzzzzz (actual or estimated, state which)
ddddcccc (mils or degrees, state which)
b. The significance of each letter item is indicated below:
This line is the strike serial number (if known).
strike serial number will be assigned by the NBCE at the operations center
responsible for the area in which the strike occurs.
(2) DELTA DDtttt.
This line is the date-time group of the burst,
with DD the day and tttt H-hour in local or ZULU time, state which.
(3) FOXTROT yyzzzzzz.
This line provides the actual or estimated
coordinates of ground zero, state which, with yy the two letters
representing the appropriate 100,000-meter grid square and zzzzzz the
(4) YANKEE ddddcccc.
This line provides the azimuths of the two
radial lines to the nearest mil or degree from grid north, with dddd the
azimuth of the left radial line and cccc the azimuth of the right radial
line. Left and right are those angles as they would appear to an observer
located at ground zero looking downwind. The unit of measurement (mils or
degrees) of the azimuths must be indicated.
(5) ZULU sssxxxrr.
This line provides prediction dimensions, with
sss the effective wind speed to the nearest kilometer per hour (kmph), xxx
the downwind distance of Zone I to the nearest kilometer (km), and rr the
radius of the stabilized cloud (GZ circle) to the next higher kilometer if
the value is not a whole number.
This line contains only three digits
(downwind distance of Zone 1) when the effective wind speed is less than 8
kilometers per hour.
c. Prepare the report, using the format for the NBC 3 (Nuclear) Report.
Data entered in the ZULU line of the NBC 3 (Nuclear) Report, (line r of the