Accession Number : AD0800440

Title :   SPECIAL STUDY OF MEAL UNCOOKED, 25-MAN; PACKET, SUBSISTENCE, LONG-RANGE PATROL; AND 'M' PACKET IN VIETNAM.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 14 Apr-21 May 66,

Corporate Author : ARMY GENERAL EQUIPMENT TEST ACTIVITY FORT LEE VA

Personal Author(s) : Donaldson, John E.

Report Date : SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : A special study of Meal, Uncooked, 25-Man; Packet, Long-Range Patrol; and 'M' Packet was conducted in Vietnam. The purpose of the study was to determine the suitability of these rations for use by the Army under tactical conditions found in Vietnam. Combat, Combat Support, and Combat Service Support units were used for the functional suitability evaluations. Eight shortcomings were found in the 25-Man Meal, one in the 'M' Packet, and one the the LRP Packet. It was concluded that no conclusive statement can be made as to the suitability of the 25-Man Meal for use by the Army and that the 'M' and LRP Packets are satisfactory for use during isolated-type operations. It was recommended that: 25-Man Meal be engineer/service tested after shortcomings in the existing menus are corrected and the full complement of menus is available; 'M' Packet be considered not suitable for use by the Army until the deficiency and shortcomings reported in the engineering/serivce test and in this evaluation are corrected; LRP Packet be considered suitable for use by the Army; and the shortcoming in LRP be corrected if feasible.

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY RATIONS, PACKAGING), MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, ARMY OPERATIONS, TACTICAL WARFARE, FOOD, PREPARATION, HANDLING, VISUAL INSPECTION, VIETNAM, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, ACCEPTABILITY.

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE