Armored Vehicle Vulnerability to Conventional Weapons
Final rept. on test operations procedure
ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The report provides a method for overall evaluation of vehicle armor system effectiveness in protecting crew, vehicle, components, and equipment from attack by conventional non-NBC weapons. It includes tests for resistance to KE projectiles, bullet splash, HEAT ammunition, land mines, shock-producing impacts, and penetration by fragments vulnerability of vision devices immobilization of external components and displacement of internal components welded joint evaluation compartmentalization of stowed ammunition and protection against fuel fires, explosive attack, air attack, and flame weapons. It discusses test planning including interpretation of requirements, test sequencing, inspections, instrumentation, precautions, kill probability definitions, and design and use of anthropomorphic test dummies. The evaluation does not include methods of attack not specifically designed for antitank use, nor nuclear, biological, or chemical attack.
- Combat Vehicles