DEVELOPMENT OF A COMBAT BOOT LAST FOR THAI AND VIETNAMESE MILITARY FORCES
Final rept. (Phase 2), 11 Oct 1965-20 Jan 1966
ARMY NATICK LABS MA CLOTHING AND ORGANIC MATERIALS LAB
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The report covers Phase II of work accomplished by the U. S. Army Natick Laboratories, Natick, Massachusetts under Advanced Research Project Agency ARPA Order No. 267, Amendment 11 on The Development of a Combat Boot Last for Thai and Vietnamese Military Forces. The program was a joint venture conducted with anthropometric data on Thai and Vietnamese feet originating at the Natick Laboratories, and preliminary tests of lasts and footwear models developed from this study by Jones and Vining, Inc., Brockton, Massachusetts. The Project Officer on this program from the Natick Laboratories, and the representative from Jones and Vining, Inc., were in Thailand and Vietnam from 24 March to 24 April, 1965 at which time they conducted fit and wear tests of combat boots manufactured over the newly-developed last. The tests showed that 99 percent of the VietnameseThai military personnel could be adequately fitted using the new last with minor modifications, which were made. Models and equipment to fabricate the boots were provided to Thailand and Vietnam, U. S. Military Assistance Command.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies