A STUDY OF THE UTILIZATION AND DESIGN OF THE SPECIAL DEVICES CENTER MARK 18 MODEL 6 GUNSIGHT TRAINER (DEVICE 3-A-40B PROTOTYPE).
DUNLAP AND ASSOCIATES INC STAMFORD CONN
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The report describes an evaluation of the device for its training effectiveness. Phase I describes utilization of the trainer and design modifications for achieving maximum effectiveness Phase II describes a study to determine the effect of synthetic training on performance in an actual operational situation. There are no differences in the coordinating performance of the Air-trained and Trainer-trained groups. Gunnery training on the synthetic device is recommended on the basis of the training time conserved, the reduction of training problems such as those due to scheduling and weather conditions, and the economy of cost of the training program. Recommendations for efficient utilization of the trainer are specified. These are related to such features as length of the training period, number of trials required for maximum performance, the utility of tolerance levels and the influence of certain motivational factors. Recommendations for redesign of the equipment are presented. These include items pertaining to the layout of the instructors console, mock-ups of the sight and turret, and use of the training film. Author
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