Accession Number:

AD0658596

Title:

PHYSIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE T25E1-T26E1 TANK. CONTROL OF GUN FUME HAZARD,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Report Date:

1944-07-19

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The original ventilating system was found to provide inadequate control of gun fumes. This was true with the turret hatches open as well as with the tank completely closed. The static pressure and air volume provided by the 1000 cfm fan were found to give adequate control of gun fumes from the 90 mm gun and the two machine guns, with the tank completely buttoned-up or with one or both turret hatches open. Adequate control of gun fumes was had with the 1000 cfm fan even when a 4-38 inch port in the rear turret deck was open. Control of gun fumes was inadequate with both turret hatches open, bulkhead door removed and tank engine operating at idling speed and with ventilating fan off. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Combat Vehicles
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE