Accession Number:

ADA218932

Title:

Evaluation of Weapons' Combustion Products in Armored Vehicles

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Report Date:

1989-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

222.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army Biomedical Research and Development Laboratory defined an extensive research program to address the generation of potentially toxic propellant combustion products in crew compartments of armored vehicles during weapons firing. The major objectives of the research were 1 to determine the presence and concentration of propellant combustion products, 2 to determine potential crew exposure to these combustion products, and 3 to assess the efficacy of field monitoring in armored vehicles. To achieve these goals, air monitoring was conducted in selected armored vehicle types, i.e., M109, M60, M3, M1, at several Army installations. Auxiliary information concerning the specific munitions fired and the Training and Doctrine Command TRADOC or Forces Command FORSCOM firing scenarios was collected so that a comparison of pollutant concentrations generated by specific weapons both within vehicle types and between vehicle types could be made. EG

Subject Categories:

  • Combat Vehicles
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE