Accession Number : AD0775376

Title :   General-Purpose Barbed Tape Obstacle,

Corporate Author : ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Stanley, Arthur Thomas

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : The report contains a summary description of all activity pursued in development of the general-purpose barbed tape obstacle (GPBTO). The report concludes that: The GPBTO is significantly more effective than the Triple Standard Concertina (TSC) fabricated from either barbed wire or (German) Barbed Tape Concertina. The GPBTO can be emplaced by dismounted personnel with one-twentieth the effort required for TSC. When emplaced by vehicle, it can be erected with about two one-hundredths the effort required for TSC. The material cost for the GPBTO is about twice that of TSC. This increase cost is compensated for by the increased effectiveness (factor of three minimum) so that the GPBTO is one and one-half times as cost effective as the TSC. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *PERIMETERS(DEFENSE), *ANTIPERSONNEL WEAPONS, *BARRIERS, PASSIVE DEFENSE, WIRE, TAPES, COILS, CONTAINERS, COST EFFECTIVENESS.

Subject Categories : Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE