Accession Number : AD0804926

Title :   COMPATIBILITY OF ARMY ARCTIC CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND HANDWEAR DURING SIMULATED ARCTIC OPERATIONAL TEST OF LANCE MISSILE SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Research study rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY NATICK LABS MA PIONEERING RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : McGinnis, John M.

Report Date : MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Members of the crew operated the LANCE system at temperatures down to -65 F. while wearing Army arctic clothing. Generally, the clothing kept the men warm and permitted them to perform their jobs efficiently. However, a small number of definite incompatibilities were observed. Most often they involved system equipment and arctic mittens, either during infrequent operations or during ones which took only a fraction of a minute with anti-contact gloves, after the mittens had been removed. In addition, footwear and body clothing were sometimes involved. Experimental electrically heated glove inserts were used by the Gunner and Remote Theodolite Operator and showed promise for increasing the speed and precision of theodolite operation.

Descriptors :   (*GUIDED MISSILE PERSONNEL, COLD WEATHER TESTS), (*CLOTHING, COLD WEATHER TESTS), COMPATIBILITY, SMALL TOOLS, HANDLING, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, GUIDED MISSILE LAUNCHERS, GLOVES, ARCTIC REGIONS, SIMULATION, ARMY OPERATIONS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE