Preliminary Evaluation of the Multipurpose Arcade Combat Simulator (MACS) for the M16, M203, and M72A2
Final rept. Mar-May 1984
LITTON MELLONICS SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT DIV FORT BENNING GA
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Limited experimental evaluations were performed on the Multipurpose Arcade Combat Simulator MACS configured for the M16 Rifle, M203 Grenade Launcher, and M72A2 Light Antitank Weapon. Computer training programs were written for each configuration and field tested using soldiers undergoing One Station Unit Training OSUT. The results indicate that MACS training, when given prior to live fire instruction, may give soldiers a head start on acquiring marksmanship skills. In these studies in which the MACS training was limited to a brief exposure prior to live-fire training, there was a trend for the experimental groups to hit more targets and to place live rounds closer to the center of mass of the target, especially on the farther targets.
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