Accession Number : AD0263693

Title :   PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF APPRENTICE MISSILE MECHANICS (IM-99A) GRADUATES OF ATC COURSE ABR43330-6

Corporate Author : AIR PROVING GROUND CENTER EGLIN AFB FLA

Personal Author(s) : McSheehy,Donald I.

Report Date : JUL 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Apprentices graduated from Air Training Command Course ABR 43330-6 receive generally adequate training. They learn their work in approximately one month, and develop to the 5-skill capability in 3 to 5 mo. Additional training is required in the use of pneumatic wrenches and the wing alignment tool, use of the ramjet test set, ammonia cabinet procedures, and the preservative section of the hydraulic bench, and care in working in critical parts of the missile. The course is unnecessarily long because of the inclusion of lengthy explanations of procedures that can be learned more effectively on the job. A reduction in course length is recommended. The maintenance of the ramjet engine is within the capability of the missile mechanic. Inclusion of these duties in the job description and training of the missile mechanic is recommended. Inclusion of these duties in the missile mechanic AFSC will result in a reduction in IM-99A maintenance crew size. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILE PERSONNEL, *TRAINING, CONTROL SYSTEMS, GUIDANCE, GUIDED MISSILE LAUNCHERS, GUIDED MISSILES, MAINTENANCE, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, TEST SETS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE