COMPATIBILITY OF ARMY ARCTIC CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND HANDWEAR DURING SIMULATED ARCTIC OPERATIONAL TEST OF LANCE MISSILE SYSTEM
ARMY NATICK LABS MA NATICK United States
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Members of the crew operated the LANCE system at temperatures down to -65 F. while wearing Army arctic clothing. Generally, the clothing kept the men warm and permitted them to perform their jobs efficiently. However, a small number of definite incompatibilities were observed. Most often they involved system equipment and arctic mittens, either during infrequent operations or during ones which took only a fraction of a minute with anti-contact gloves, after the mittens had been removed. In addition, footwear and body clothing were sometimes involved. Experimental electrically heated glove inserts were used by the Gunner and Remote Theodolite Operator and showed promise for increasing the speed and precision of theodolite operation.
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