Accession Number:

AD0760417

Title:

Army's Requirement for Antiarmor Weapon Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Student essay,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-02-28

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

OR USE AGAINST TARGETS AT CLOSE, INTERMEDIATE, AND LONG RANGES WITH EMPHASIS ON A HIGH PROBABILITY OF A FIRST ROUND HIT. Data for this essay was gathered using literature search and personal interview. Tank engagement ranges in past wars frequently varied from a few yards to well beyond 3000 meters. Based upon this data and recent studies, the Army determined a need for a mix of light, medium and heavy antitank weapon systems to permit engagement of enemy armored forces at the various ranges and to provide for a more effective all-around antiarmor capability for infantry and mechanized units. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE