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ANTHROPOMETRIC SURVEY OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
ARMY NATICK LABS MA
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An anthropometric survey of military personnel of the Republic of Vietnam was conducted between 28 May and 1 July 1963. Body measurements were obtained on a total series of 2,129 men consisting of 1,225 of the Army, 299 of the Navy, 301 of the Marine Corps, and 304 of the Air Force. Fifty-one measurements were made on each individual. The anthropometric data were analyzed and are presented in this report in the form of statistical values. It was found that the 50th percentile value for the stature of Vietnamese military personnel is equivalent to the 2nd percentile value for United States soldiers, while the 50th percentile value for the weight of Vietnamese is less than the 1st percentile value for United States soldiers. The average Vietnamese is about 5 inches shorter in stature and 43 pounds lighter in weight than the average United States soldier. The results of the survey may be utilized in the engineering design and sizing of clothing and equipment intended for use by the Armed Forces of the Republic of Vietnam.
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