Accession Number : AD0640162

Title :   TROOP-POSTURE SEQUENCES FOR A 155 MM HOWITZER CREW: A PILOT STUDY.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : HUMAN ENGINEERING LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : GSCHWIND,Robert T. ; Torre Jr,James P.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The field study investigated an artillery crew's posture sequence under simulated artillery fire. The results relate their posture (e.g., standing or prone) to time after the initial warning. A method of analyzing the crew's exposed area is presented. Conclusions: If troops have even a few seconds of warning, they can improve their defensive postures greatly. When prepared foxholes are available, defensive posture will be quite different with four seconds' warning than with two seconds' warning. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARMY PERSONNEL, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING), (*POSTURE(PHYSIOLOGY), ARMY PERSONNEL), HOWITZERS, TIME, TACTICAL WARFARE

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE