Accession Number:

AD0775376

Title:

General-Purpose Barbed Tape Obstacle,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The report contains a summary description of all activity pursued in development of the general-purpose barbed tape obstacle GPBTO. The report concludes that The GPBTO is significantly more effective than the Triple Standard Concertina TSC fabricated from either barbed wire or German Barbed Tape Concertina. The GPBTO can be emplaced by dismounted personnel with one-twentieth the effort required for TSC. When emplaced by vehicle, it can be erected with about two one-hundredths the effort required for TSC. The material cost for the GPBTO is about twice that of TSC. This increase cost is compensated for by the increased effectiveness factor of three minimum so that the GPBTO is one and one-half times as cost effective as the TSC. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE