Accession Number : ADA288795

Title :   Differential Distribution Concept Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 12 Jul-31 Oct 93,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMOR CENTER AND FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Vowels, Lawrence G.

PDF Url : ADA288795

Report Date : 31 OCT 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : The concept of Differential Distribution distributes M1A2 tanks only in leadership positions instead of replacing every M1A1 tank in an armored force. This concept is an opportunity to provide either a given armor force structure with a digitized command and control capability at less cost or provide this digitization to a larger armor force structure with a given number of M1A2 tanks. The United States Army Armor Center conducted this evaluation of the Differential Distribution concept in the Mounted Warfare Test Bed (MWTB) during the period 12-30 July 1993. A system of M1A2 simulators and a desktop Inter-Vehicular Information System (IVIS) display was used to simulate combat vehicle operations of company level on Fort Knox terrain to gain insights into the Differential Distribution concept.

Descriptors :   *TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), TEST AND EVALUATION, SIMULATORS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, ARMOR, WARFARE, TEST BEDS, LEADERSHIP, DISTRIBUTION, TERRAIN, COSTS, MOUNTS, COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS.

Subject Categories : Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE