Accession Number : ADA267255


Title :   Live Fire Test and Evaluation of M113A3 Armored Personnel Carrier Spall Liners


Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267255.pdf


Report Date : 01 May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 56


Abstract : The M113A3 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) Program Manager would like to have the option of fabricating the spall liners from either Kevlar (currently used) or S-2 Glass, to allow competitive procurement. Since spall liners can have a significant impact on armored vehicle crew casualties and system vulnerability the Army agreed with the Office of the Deputy Director, Test and Evaluation/Live Fire Test (ODDT&E/LFT) on the need to assess the equivalency of Kevlar and S-2 Glass spall liners in the M113A3 through side-by-side Live Fire Test and Evaluation (LFT&E). The objective of the LFT&E of the M113A3 spall liner was to compare the effectiveness of the S-2 Glass liner as a vulnerability reduction measure with that of the existing Kevlar liner in the M113A3 configuration. The comparison was based on side-by-side Live Fire Tests.


Descriptors :   *ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIERS , *ARMOR PIERCING AMMUNITION , *TANK LINERS , TEST AND EVALUATION , FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE) , GROUND CREWS , FRAGMENTS , GLASS , SHAPED CHARGES


Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Combat Vehicles
      Ballistics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE