Accession Number:

AD0007105

Title:

THE DESIGN OF LOAD CARRYING EQUIPMENT FOR THE SOLDIER IN BATTLE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY OPERATIONAL RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT BYFLEET (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1950-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

The physiological principles concerned in load-carrying into battle are explained. Experimental procedures are outlined which may be used in the testing of equipment produced in the future and which were used to enable the deductions to be made. It is concluded that carriage of loads on the hips is preferable to other methods and less muscular effort is required to carry loads when these are close to the body and disposed in a balanced fashion.

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE