Accession Number:

ADA089818

Title:

The Prone Protected Posture

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept., no. 284

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS ACTIVITY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1980-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

122.0

Abstract:

The prone protected posture is defined as a prone man taking cover in, under, or beside some piece of equipment, a man-made feature, or a natural feature. The vulnerability of a prone protected man is less than that of a prone man but greater than that of a man crouching in a foxhole. The prone protected man is described by nine different functions representative of mechanized infantry, artillery, supply, and transportation personnel. Eight of these functions are combined by a weighting scheme based on the Soviet Army organization into one function. The resultant function is used to calculate some representative lethal areas.

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE