Accession Number:

ADA064855

Title:

US Army Rigid Wall 8 ft x 8 ft x 20 ft Shelters and US Marine Corps 8 ft x 8 ft x 20 ft Rigid Wall and Knockdown Shelters.

Descriptive Note:

Independent evaluation rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY QUARTERMASTER SCHOOL FORT LEE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

A need existed to determine the operational effectiveness and military utility of the proposed US Army ISO configured rigid wall shelters and the US Marine Corps ISO configured rigid wall and knockdown shelters. A military potential type test was conducted with the Army shelters in 1975 and 1976 and a Force Development Test Evaluation FDTE took place in 1978 on the US Marine Corps ISO shelters. The tests and evaluation include unloading, erectingexpandingcomplexing, striking, loading and transportability, and the maintenance implications. The purpose of the tests and evaluation is to determine if the shelters should be considered as candidates for the Army family of rigid wall standard shelters. The IER recommendation states that the US Army nonexpandable, one-side and two-side expandable, and 50-foot expandable shelters are acceptable as candidates for the Army family of rigid wall shelters and the US Marine Corps shelters be considered further as candidates for the Army family of shelters. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE