Accession Number : AD0780735

Title :   Application of Field Available Materials to Fortifications.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 72-Sep 73,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Carre,G. Lee

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : The report presents the results of an investigation conducted to collect, document, and evaluate data on field fortifications constructed from materials normally used in other military applications. As a result of reviewing the collected data, it was apparent that materials such as landing mats, shipping containers, U-shaped steel pickets, POL drums, culvert pipe sections, and ground membranes had widespread application in a variety of troop-type construction. Examples were found of protective structures which, instead of providing protection, probably were a hazard to occupants. Two of the materials, M8A1 landing mat and U-shaped steel pickets, were commonly used as beams to support sandbag roof cover for protective structures. Recommendations are made as to the proper use of these two (and other) materials, and suggestions are offered which should improve their future use if employed in similar applications. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Forward areas, *Military facilities, *Protective equipment, *Fortifications, Ammunition containers, Shipping containers, Landing mats, Shelters, Construction, Construction materials

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE