Accession Number:

ADA061566

Title:

Training Transfer From Mini-Tank Range to Tank Main Gun Firing

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE