Accession Number:

ADA191453

Title:

Effects of Revised Ammunition Reloading Procedures on Reload Time for the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Dec 1985

Corporate Author:

LITTON COMPUTER SERVICES DIV MOUNTAIN VIEW CA

Report Date:

1987-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The Bradley Fighting Vehicle must be reloaded in the shortest possible time because none of the weapon systems can be fired while the turret is in the reload position. Any reduction in time affects vehicle survivability. Modifications to the Bradleys reload equipment and procedures were tested with the following results 1 shorter reload time 2 greater number of rounds carried 3 fewer personnel required to perform the task and 4 simplified training. Results indicate further tests are merited. Keywords Ammunition reload procedures, Bradley infantry fighting vehicle, Army training, 25mm ammunition, 25mm cannon, 7.62 coaxial machine gun.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE