Problems in Helicopter Gunnery
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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The research was designed to determine a whether targets can be identified by air crewmen at ranges in excess of 3000 meters, and b whether current training meets the needs for long range target identification. Reduced- scale techniques were employed. Helicopter crewmen could recognize and identify the armored vehicles at scaled ranges of 3000 and 4000 meters. All of the crewmen who served as observers in the experiments were able to learn to identify the armored vehicles almost 100 correctly. Target view was the only factor significantly related to recognition and identification performance. Differences in performance at the two ranges 3000 and 4000 meters were not statistically significant. Likewise, differences in performance for the five different target vehicles were not statistically significant. Relatively brief training markedly improved observer performance.
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