Accession Number:

AD0658641

Title:

PHYSIOLOGICAL AND OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF M-24 TANK.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Report Date:

1944-11-08

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the research was to appraise subject tank from the standpoint of physiological characteristics and limitations. Conclusions Provision for drawing heated air from engine compartment for crew compartment ventilation in winter is potentially dangerous present system of ventilation is inadequate for control of gun fumes provisions for close-in general vision are inadequate drivers vision should be improved fire control provisions are satisfactory except for fact that present arrangement will not accommodate M10 periscopic sight head rest adjustment on telescope should be improved bow hatch locks for open position not sufficiently positive for operation over rough terrain effort required to open escape hatch is too great padding around hatch openings is insecurely fastened seat backs are not easily removed and more positive fasteners are required for seat cushions there is insufficient space for accelerator pedal action when large shoes and arctics are worn 75 mm gun recoil interferes with commanders right leg.

Subject Categories:

  • Combat Vehicles
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE