Accession Number:

AD0903948

Title:

Engineering Test of Training Set Guided Missile, XM-70, for TOW Heavy Antitank/Assault Weapon System.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Feb 70-Dec 71.

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL TEST AND EVALUATION DIRECTORATE WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

259.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the engineering tests was to determine the suitability of the TOW production trainer for US Army use under a variety of temperate zone conditions and environmental limits defined primarily by the Small Development RequirementSDR. For training in practice loading, tracking, and firing, the trainer design is satisfactory. Scoring, while not meeting the SDR as stated, does qualify satisfactory gunners and provides a needed and safe means for screening gunners. It is recommended that the deficiencies and as many as possible of the shortcomings be corrected. Certain changes in the training literature are also recommended.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Surface-Launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE