SUGGESTED MODIFICATIONS IN THE TURRET OF THE M5A1 TANK TO IMPROVE GUNNER-COMMANDER'S POSITION, USE OF SIGHTS AND OPERATION OF CONTROL,
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Space limitations in the turret of the M5A1 tank are such that completely adequate man clearance, based upon the full range of anthropometric measurements of personnel, cannot be obtained. A certain amount of restriction must be accepted. A study of the spatial arrangements of seats, controls, etc., in the present tank suggests, however, that improvements can be secured without interfering with basic functions of the vehicle. In order to demonstrate the possibility of such changes from the standpoint of space requirements and to determine the degree of improvement which may be obtained, modifications were made in an M5A1 tank which are described in this report.
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