Training Transfer From Mini-Tank Range to Tank Main Gun Firing
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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Subcaliber training devices are used for preliminary firing exercises to reduce ammunition costs during tank gunnery training. The mini-tank range has been recently introduced into US Army armor training after extended use by the British Army. The present report compares the effectiveness of two training devices, the mini-tank range and the tank coaxial machine gun, in terms of gunners qualifying performance with the tank main gun. The training transferred from the mini-tank range experience to 105-mm main gun live firing was relatively effective. The mini-tank range exercises were, in general, more accurate and efficient and less costly than the 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun in single shot mode used for comparison.
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