Accession Number:

ADP000614

Title:

Mixed Minefield Modeling

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this section is to present a model for analyzing the effectiveness of mine clearing plows mounted in front of the tracks of a tank in a AM minefield. The plows function is to sweep AM mines away from the path of the tanks tracks thereby preventing a track - AM mine contact, thus increasing the tanks survivability. The minefield to be considered consists of a mixture of AM munitions with three different types of fuzes anti-handling AH, pressure PR, long impulse LI. AH munitions will almost certainly be detonated upon contact with the plow whereas PR and LI munitions will usually be pushed aside without detonation. A major purpose of employing AH munitions in the minefield is to countermeasure plows.

Subject Categories:

  • Land Mine Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE