Accession Number : ADA322606

Title :   Strategic Mobility Sensitivity Analysis of Selected Alternatives Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Fleet Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND FORT MONROE VA

PDF Url : ADA322606

Report Date : FEB 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The analysis referenced in this report was an extension of the Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Fleet Study Phase 1 conducted in March-October 1980. The analysis investigated the impact of changes made in the U. S. Army's tactical wheeled vehicle fleet in terms of aircraft requirements needed to move U.S. Army units. The Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC) Air Scheduling and Loading Model (ASLM) was used to calculate aircraft sorties required to move a type Infantry Division, a Mechanized Infantry Division, an Airmobile Division, an Airborne Division, and a Corps Support Force closely tailored to the Airborne D Package. Aircraft sorties were calculated for each unit tailored to each of alternatives 1, 2, and 9 of the Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Fleet Study. A comparison was then made of sorties required to move the alternative 2 and 9 tailored forces against sorties required to move the corresponding alternative 1 (base case) tailored force. The calculated number of aircraft sorties required for a strategic/intertheater deployment of the type units referenced in this analysis ranged from a low of 771 aircraft (691 C141B and 80 C5A) for the alternative 1 configured Airmobile Division to a high of 1491 aircraft (999 C141B and 492 C5A) for the alternative 9 configured Mechanized Infantry Division. In a strategic/intertheater air deployment, the impact of alternative 2 compared to alternative 1 ranged from a 1.4 percent increase in total aircraft for the Airmobile Division to a 4.3 percent increase in total aircraft for the Airborne Division. In a similar comparison between alternative 9 and alternative 1, the impact ranged from a 3.6 percent increase for the Airmobile Division to a 7.7 percent increase for the Infantry Division.

Descriptors :   *STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, *COMBAT VEHICLES, *TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, *AERIAL DELIVERY, DEPLOYMENT, COMBAT READINESS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, AIR LOGISTICS SUPPORT, TRAILERS, TRUCKS, ARMY OPERATIONS, ARMY PLANNING, AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, TACTICAL AIRCRAFT, MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, AIR TRANSPORTABLE EQUIPMENT, AIRCRAFT TRACTORS.

Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft
      Military Aircraft Operations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE