Accession Number:

ADA285904

Title:

Predicting Table VIII Tank Gunnery Performance from M-COFT Hit Rate

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 1993-Mar 1994

Corporate Author:

CAE INDUSTRIES INC SILVER SPRING MD LINK TACTICAL SIMULATION DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

To determine the relationship between scores on a device-based test of gunnery proficiency and live-fire Tank Table VIII scores, a pooled sample of 73 Army National Guard ARNG tank crews i.e., 24 from Smith and Hagman 1992 and 49 from this investigation completed a 1-hour gunnery proficiency test on the Mobile Conduct-of-Fire Trainer M-COFT and then fired Table VIII the next day as part of annual training. For this pooled sample, a significant correlation was found between M-COFT test and Table VIII scores r .67, p . 0001. Based on the results of linear regression analyses, a tool was developed to predict Table VIII scores from M-COFT test performance measured in terms of hit rate or, easier to calculate, percentage of first-round kills. Although field tryouts are needed to verify the accuracy of the predictions, the results in this report suggest that device-based prediction of live-fire tank gunnery performance is possible, and that this prediction capability can be used by ARNG company commanders to assess the proficiency of tank crews and their need for additional training before live-fire gunnery evaluation on Table VIII.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Recording and Playback Devices
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Combat Vehicles
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE