Accession Number : AD0658574

Title :   DETERMINATION OF THE CHARACTERISTICS AND EFFECTS UPON THE CREW OF GUN FUMES FROM FIRING OF THE WEAPONS IN THE M4A4E1 TANK.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Nelson,Norton ; Horvath,Steven M. ; Eichna,Ludwig ; Walpole,Robert

Report Date : 29 APR 1943

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The purpose of the report is to determine the extent of the hazard from fumes released by firing of the weapons in the M4A4E1 tank with 105mm howitzer. Air samples were analyzed for carbon monoxide and ammonia; bloods taken from the crew members before and after firing were analyzed for carbon monoxide hemoglobin. Results of the present test are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), *VENTILATION), (*TOXIC TOLERANCES, PERSONNEL), CARBON MONOXIDE, AIR POLLUTION, GUN SMOKE, BLOOD ANALYSIS, MACHINE GUNS, AMMONIA

Subject Categories : Toxicology
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE