Accession Number : ADA182923

Title :   The ACE (Armored Combat Earthmover) - Too Little, Too Late.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Shoemaker,Philip H

PDF Url : ADA182923

Report Date : 15 Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The basic thrust of this essay is making the reader aware of the long delays and frustrations experienced by the engineer community in fielding a much needed combat engineer vehicle, the M-9 armored combat earthmover (ACE). The essay explains the capabilities of the ace, describes its history and development and the need and impact for such an engineer vehicle in the field today to support armor/infantry teams on the highly lethal and fluid battlefields envisioned in the next war. The bottom line is that hopefully we are not fielding too few of them too late. The ace is no3 fielded in only one unit but it has already proven its effectiveness. Basically I am suggesting that the Army and Congress fully support the fielding of the ace now without any further delays.

Descriptors :   *ARMORED VEHICLES, *EARTH HANDLING EQUIPMENT, *TRACKED VEHICLES, COMBAT VEHICLES, WARFARE, ENGINEERS, BATTLEFIELDS, LETHALITY, MILITARY ENGINEERS, ARMOR, INFANTRY, TEAMS(PERSONNEL)

Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE