Accession Number:

AD0668651

Title:

A LOADING STUDY OF THE XM-138 SELF-PROPELLED HOWITZER.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

HUMAN ENGINEERING LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1967-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Tests were conducted to evaluate the human engineering aspects of both the Watervliet and U. S. Army Tank-Automotive Center ATAC versions of the XM-138 Self-Propelled Howitzer. The evaluation produced two major conclusions 1 There are differences between the two systems in terms of time to load, but the required rates of fire can be met with both. 2 Two-man team-loading is the fastest and safest loading technique. Various recommendations were made concerning safety and ease of operation of scopes. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Guns
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE