Accession Number:

ADA135486

Title:

Methods of Evaluating Tank Platoon Battle Run Performance. A perspective

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 1978-Mar 1982

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

This report raises and discusses a number of longstanding problems and issues that have arisen during attempts to develop guidance for the design, implementation, and conduct of platoon battle runs. Chief among these issues are the content and purpose of battle runs, the role of live fire, and the degree of control that must be exercised over the test setting to generate useful performance data. Recommendations are given for a restructured gunnery program that provides for training and qualification on gunnery and tactics. These two tracks culminate in MILES-based platoon battle runs during which qualified platoons conduct simulated missions against a controlled OPFOR.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Combat Vehicles
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE