An Exploration of the Contribution of Strike Feedback to Combat Effectiveness with Ball and Tracer Ammunition
Final technical memo.
ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB
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A field test was conducted in which 22 machine gunners each engaged double E-type silhouette targets at ranges from 350 to 650 meters with the M60 and Stoner machineguns during daylight with ball ammunition and the 41 balltracer mix in a test of the hypothesis that targets would be hit faster and with fewer rounds if located on strike feedback-enhancing terrain. Intervening factors precluded a clear answer to the question, but suggested that it might be of less importance than other factors. Data are analyzed for the performance measures percent targets hit, number of bursts per engagement, and score.