Accession Number : AD0450836


Title :   ANTHROPOMETRIC SURVEY OF THE ROYAL THAI ARMED FORCES


Corporate Author : ARMY NATICK LABS MA


Personal Author(s) : White, Robert M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/450836.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 68


Abstract : An anthropometric survey of military personnel of the Armed Forces of Thailand was conducted between October 1962 and March 1963. Body measurements were obtained on a total series of 2,950 men, consisting of 2,010 of the Royal Thai Army, 610 of the Royal Thai Marine Corps, and 330 of the Royal Thai Air Force. Fifty-two measurements were made on each individual. The anthropometric data have been analyzed and are presented. The average height and weight of Thai military personnel were equivalent to the 5th percentile values of height and weight for United States soldiers. The Thai soldier is about four inches shorter in stature and 30 pounds lighter in weight than the average United States soldier. The results of the survey, which provide information on the body size of Thai military personnel, may be utilized in the engineering design and sizing of clothing and equipment intended for use by the Royal Thai Armed Forces.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *ANTHROPOMETRY , MEASUREMENT , STATISTICAL DATA , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , POPULATION , TABLES(DATA) , HUMAN BODY , CLOTHING , HEIGHT , BODY WEIGHT , THAILAND


Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE