Accession Number:

AD0652272

Title:

EFFECT OF INSULATION OF TRANSMISSION AND FINAL DRIVE UPON THE HEAT LOAD WITHIN TANKS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1944-02-04

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The heat given off from the hot surfaces 150F and higher of the transmission and final drive housings in the bow of the M4 tank is an important contribution to the total heat load imposed upon tank crew members, especially the driver and bow gunner. In areas where the ambient temperature and humidity is near the limit of human tolerance, the additional heat contributed by the transmission and drive may render the atmosphere inside the tank wholly intolerable from the standpoint of effective crew performance. The subject insulating blanket was developed for the purpose of reducing the heat contributed by this source in existing tanks. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE