Accession Number : ADA319342

Title :   Relationship Between Platoon Gunnery Training and Live-Fire Performance.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 95-Jul 96,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Sterling, Bruce S.

PDF Url : ADA319342

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Reduced training resources require the military to increasingly depend on simulators for routine training. Regardless of how inexpensive a simulator may be, however, the simulator is useless if it does not enhance performance on the actual equipment. This research demonstrates a relationship between training on platoon gunnery simulators and live-fire gunnery performance for U.S. Army tank and Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV) platoons. Because these data replicated previous findings for both simulators, results suggest that both tank and BFV platoons may profit from training on platoon gunnery simulators.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY TRAINING, *PLATOON LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *GUNNERY, *GUNNERY TRAINERS, SIMULATORS, SIMULATION, MEASUREMENT, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), REDUCTION, COMBAT VEHICLES, MILITARY EXERCISES, ARMY, PROFICIENCY.

Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE