Definition of optimum height of burst

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optimum height of burst

'optimum height of burst' is an military term meaning '(DOD,NATO) For nuclear weapons and for a particular target (or area), the height at which it is estimated a weapon of a specified energy yield will produce a certain desired effect over the maximum possible area'.

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