Medium Antitank Weapon (MAW) Portability for the Mechanized Infantry.
HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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Twenty marines carried thirteen different loads consisting of components of generic, medium antitank weapon MAW systems over courses of 150, 300, and 600 meters. The speed of portage and the subjects ability to track a moving target after portage were measured. The subjects opinions and ratings of the loads were recorded. The results suggested that, although portage pace was inversely proportional to load weight, the subjects were not overloaded by the weights they carried. Furthermore, tracking errors were not affected by the weight of the load carried. It was concluded that, for the short portage distances required by the mechanized infantry, the MAW gunner can carry antitank systems heavier than the Dragon. Author
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies