Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) Firefighting Vehicle System (M113a2 Firefighting System)
Final rept. 12-16 Feb 1991
APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC ALBUQUERQUE NM
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This project evaluated the fire suppression capabilities of an M113A2 Armored Personnel Carrier APC, modified with an internal skid-mounted fire suppression system. Six different agents were tested with the APC system to evaluate their fire extinguishing time, burnback rate, throw range, reservicing time, and ease of reservicing. To facilitate this test program, a 96 feet by 10 feet trench was constructed with a 15 inch high clay berm. JP-4 fuel 250-500 gallons was floated on water in the trench and burned to simulate large hydrocarbon fires anticipated in combat operations during operation Desert Storm . The M113A2 APC system, using AFFF as the superior agent, was found to be effective in combating large tactical fires Hydrocarbon fuel fires, Fire extinguishing agents, AFFF, Pyrocap PVC, Phirex, Hurri-safe, Acu-lite.
- Safety Engineering
- Combat Vehicles