Accession Number : AD0474350


Title :   HUMAN FACTORS EVALUATION OF THE E24 CS MUNITION


Descriptive Note : Technical memo


Corporate Author : CHEMICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD


Personal Author(s) : Lewis, John W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/474350.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 16


Abstract : A human factors evaluation of the Cartridge, 40 mm, Riot Control, CS, E24 revealed that this device can be fired by the M79 launcher and by hand. However, accuracy of the device in the hands of relatively untrained personnel is low, and is much less when fired by hand than when fired from the M79 launcher. Also, hand-firing has some degree of hazard and should not be resorted to routinely. The design of the bandolier is adequate, but quality control of pocket size is necessary. The sealing tape on the munition is difficult to remove. Training, as differentiated from orientation in the use of the device, including test firings, is needed for all personnel who will be required to use it.


Descriptors :   *SMOKE MUNITIONS , *GRENADES , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE) , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , TERMINAL BALLISTICS , QUALITY CONTROL , HANDLING , PROTECTIVE CLOTHING , CIRCULAR ERROR PROBABLE , CS AGENTS , FIRING MECHANISMS(AMMUNITION) , RIFLE GRENADE LAUNCHERS , PORTABLE EQUIPMENT , HAZARDS


Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE