Maintainability Survey for the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV)
ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE COMMAND WARREN MI
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Maintenance operations influence vehicle effectiveness during the full range of required missions. These operations are essential to ensure that the vehicle systems are mission ready and coincide with the needs of the soldier. In order to identify maintainability-related shortfalls for the high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle, a survey was conducted of 89 field site maintenance personnel. The primary problems identified during this survey were troubleshooting preferences, the need for improved component access, time-consuming fastener and connectors, lifting and carrying difficulties, problems with labels and marking, and operational checks. It is recommended that new vehicle systems take these items into consideration to enhance maintenance operations thus to increase mission performance and to reduce operation and sustainment costs.
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