Accession Number : AD0803127

Title :   SERVICE TEST OF BOOT, COMBAT, TROPICAL, DMS WITH SPIKE RESISTANT SOLE SHIELD.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb-Jun 66,

Corporate Author : ARMY TROPIC TEST CENTER APO MIAMI 34004

Personal Author(s) : Sims, Columbus, Jr

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The Boot, Combat, Tropical, Direct Molded Sole with Spike Resistant Sole Shield, was service tested by the US Army Tropic Test Center in the Canal Zone during the period 21 February thru 21 June 1966. The test sample consisted of 85 pairs of boots. The boots were worn by personnel from airborne, mechanized, and regular infantry battalions, special forces units, and by field cadre at the US Army School of the Americas and the US Air Force Tropic Survival School. Use included local unit training and field exercises. (Test of protection against spikes was conducted by the US Army General Equipment Test Activity at Fort Lee, Virginia, and was not a part of the tropic test.) The test boot was found to be functionally suitable for field and garrison wear in the warm wet climate. The bonding of the rubber sole and heel and the ventilation and drainage eyelets are satisfactory to withstand at least 121 days use under rugged field conditions. Cracks developed in the center cleat-sole junction of the rubber sole on five pairs of boots during normal use. Seven failures were noted in the bonding of the rubber heel to the outsole. It was recommended that the Boot, Combat, Tropical, DMS with Spike Resistant Sole Shield, be considered suitable for Army use when shortcomings are corrected. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHOES, TROPICAL TESTS), TROPICAL REGIONS, ARMY PERSONNEL, TEST EQUIPMENT, ACCEPTABILITY, PANAMA, ARMOR, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, METAL PLATES, SPIKES.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE