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An Extended Data Set for Explorations in Long-Range Forecasting of Military Technologies

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Technical Report,01 May 2019,31 Dec 2019

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US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Army Research Laboratory Adelphi United States

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This report documents an extension to a data set previously published as a part of the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory report ARL-SR-0417. The data were prepared by the author for exploratory investigations into the feasibility of long-range trend analysis in the properties of military technologies and were extracted primarily from widely available open sources. The time period ranges from 1100 CE to 2015. The types of military weapon systems considered in these data sets are selected classes of direct-fire ground-mobile systems, such as infantry small arms ranging from longbows and crossbows to modern assault rifles, cannons, tanks, tank destroyers, and so on. The records in the data sets cover, for example, the year when a system first appeared, the muzzle velocity of the projectile, the effective range of the weapon, the mass of the system, the motive power of the system, and so on. The report contains a combined table of data both those reported in ARL-SR-0417 as well as additional data together with additional notes on the sources of the data.

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  • Military Forces and Organizations

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