Accession Number : AD0429383


Title :   EVALUATION OF COMBAT RIFLEMAN ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINING RANGE


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS LANDING FORCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER QUANTICO VA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/429383.pdf


Report Date : 12 Feb 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 11


Abstract : It was concluded that: (1) The subject range is not suitable for Marine Corps-wide use but the concept can be adapted to various terrain and tactical situations determined suitable and desirable by local commanders; (2) It is not practical nor economical to consider the subject range a standard supply package. However, the following component parts can be made available through the present supply system: (a) Target Device 3-C-52b; (b) Machine Gun Simulator 3-C-65c; (c) Artillery Simulator M17A1; and (d) Type E or F Silhouette Targets. This range is not considered to be readily adaptable to a uniform scoring system for use in an annual or bi-annual qualification course. This combat range simulates realistic battle conditions to a sufficient degree to warrant the expense involved in installing the simulators used. This combat range is not suitable for transition firing as a followup to known distance marksmanship training. This combat range is considered an excellent range for small unit problems in attack and defense. Further testing of the subject range is not desirable nor necessary.


Descriptors :   *RANGES(FACILITIES) , ARTILLERY , AUTOMATIC WEAPONS , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , MILITARY TRAINING , SIMULATION , SMALL ARMS , STANDARDS


Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE