Accession Number : AD0856438

Title :   Engineering Test of Functional Summer Uniform for Armored Vehicle Crewmen.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 68-Mar 69,

Corporate Author : ARMY GENERAL EQUIPMENT TEST ACTIVITY FORT LEE VA

Personal Author(s) : Becker, Jack M.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 109

Abstract : The Engineering Test of the Functional Summer Uniform for Armored Vehicle Crewmen was conducted to determine its technical performance and safety characteristics and to determine the technical and maintenance suitability of the uniform for service test. It was concluded that the summer uniform meets the operational requirements to a degree sufficient to warrant service testing. The only known user safety hazard is when the fabric identification tags are stapled to the inner layer and are not removed from the uniforms. It is recommended that: the shortcomings be corrected; a check Sizing and Fitting study be conducted to establish adequacy of pattern corrections; and limited additional check testing be conducted to establish effectiveness of other corrective actions.

Descriptors :   (*FIRE PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, ARMORED VEHICLES), (*PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS), SAFETY, MAINTAINABILITY, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, DEFECTS(MATERIALS), WEAR RESISTANCE, HEAT TOLERANCE, SHRINKAGE, STATIC ELECTRICITY, REFLECTIVITY, COLORS, LAUNDRY OPERATIONS, POLYAMIDE PLASTICS, ACCEPTABILITY, GASPROOF CLOTHING, TROPICAL TESTS.

Subject Categories : Combat Vehicles
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE