Accession Number:

AD0658626

Title:

TEST OF NON-SKID PAINT ON TANKS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1944-06-03

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

The non-skid paint provides an improved walking surface when dry and free from a dirt layer. The non-skid paint surface insures an improved footing in the rain, provided the surface is free from mud and shoes are clean. The non-skid quality of the paint is rapidly lost with accumulation of mud on the tank, owing to the fact that the projecting mineral particles are covered by the mud layer. Accumulation of mud on the shoes also effectively destroys the usefulness of the paint. The non-skid paint was observed to increase the slipping hazard when the tank was partially coated with mud. This is explained by the fact that when suddenly stepping onto the slippery muddy surface from the clean non-skid surface, one is unprepared for the loss of footing. In view of the fact that a non-skid surface is particularly desired in muddy operations, the subject paint has little practical usefulness.

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Safety Engineering
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE