Accession Number:

ADA059531

Title:

A Method for Determining the Probability of Vehicle Overturn in Nuclear Engagements

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Vehicular overturn can be a significant factor in a tactical nuclear battlefield by restricting mobility or firepower at crucial times. A method for calculating overturn relates the probability of overturn to easily calculated blast parameters. Tables permit computation of overturn probability for several U.S. tracked vehicles, the Russian ZSU, and a U.S. truck with communication shelter. The method can be extended to compute overturn probabilities for arrays of vehicles used in small tactical units. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE