Accession Number : AD0655575

Title :   CREW FATIGUE RESEARCH.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Report Date : 05 MAY 1943

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : From the point of view of driver fatigue, the Bendix Power Control tank No. 908 is better than the standard M4A2 medium tank. The work output of the driver was 50% greater when operating the standard medium tank M4A2 than when driving the Bendix Power Control tank No. 908. Driver fatigue in the Bendix Power Control tank No. 908 was not excessive. The fatigue resulting from driving the standard tank, if it could be run over such terrain for many hours without mechanical failure, would be excessive. On short runs of from 3 to 6 hours the driver of the standard tank showed higher pulse rates, had more symptoms of fatigue, and felt more tired than was the case when driving tank No. 908.

Descriptors :   (*TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING), (*FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), MANEUVERABILITY, MILITARY PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE