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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE