Accession Number : AD0732415

Title :   M113A1 Fire Suppression System (ENSURE 246).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY CONCEPT TEAM IN VIETNAM APO SAN FRANCISCO 96384

Personal Author(s) : Richard,Alan V.

Report Date : 30 JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The M113A1 Fire Suppression System was developed by the US Army Tank-Automotive Command. The FSS was designed to provide a system for the M113A1 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) capable of automatically detecting the vehicle's fuel cell by a projectile or the shaped-charge warhead of a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) antitank weapon. The Army Concept Team in Vietnam (ACTIV) evaluated the FSS from July 1970 through May 1971. The FSS was found unsuitable for use in RVN. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), (*TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), FIRE SAFETY), ARMORED VEHICLES, OPERATION, MAINTENANCE, DETERIORATION

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE