Accession Number:

AD0261127

Title:

SERVICE TEST OF DRIVING SHIELDS FOR CARRIER, PERSONNEL, ARMORED, FULL-TRACKED M113

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CONTINENTAL ARMY COMMAND FORT MONROE VA

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Report Date:

1961-08-03

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

This report includes Army Armor Board, Fort Knox, Ky. SERVICE TEST OF DRIVING SHIELDS FOR CARRIER, PERSONNEL, ARMORED, FULL-TRACKED M113. 16 June 61, 5p. rrier, personnel, armored, full-tracked m113. 3 Aug 61, 20p. incl. illus. Unclassified report DESCRIPTORS Windshields, Tests, Climatic factors, Armored vehicles, Tracked vehicles. Open-ended Terms M113 personnel carrier. This report includes Army Armor Board, Fort Knox, Ky. SERVICE TEST OF DRIVING SHIELDS FOR CARRIER, PERSONNEL, ARMORED, FULL-TRACKED M113. 16 June 61, 5p. illus. Proj. no. 2130Army Arctic Test Board, Fort Greely, Alaska. SERVICE TEST OF DRIVING SHIELDS FOR CARRIER, PERSONNEL, ARMORED, FULL-TRACKED, M113. 9 June 61, 6p. illus. tables Proj. no. ATB 2-341A service test of driving shields for carrier, personnel, armored, full-tracked, M113 was made to determine the suitability of the test items for Army use under temperate conditons. The test items are for the driver and vehicle commander of the M113 armored personnel carrier. The two s ields are similar. Each consists of several rectangular clear plastic windows flanked by a 90 degree circular sector plastic window on each end. The windows are fixed in a framework of plastic coated fabric. Sandwiched in the fabric and surrounding eac windo is a framework of stif helical springs. The drivers shield is attached to the vehicle by hook plates on one surface of the shield which attach to periscope guards and by a strap on the other surface which goes around the hatch ring. The commanders shield is attached by hood plates to periscope guards. It was concluded that the drivers and commanders shields are suitable for Army use under temperate climatic conditions. Author

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