Accession Number : ADB026310

Title :   Independent Production Cost Estimate: XM1 Tank Main Armament Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT MATERIEL READINESS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND IL COST ANALYSIS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Johnston, Gene ; Kalal, Gerald ; Robinson, Joseph ; Stoll, Laurence

Report Date : NOV 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : Parametric estimating of the recurring investment costs for tank main armament systems has recently been improved with new modeling techniques, as well as with an improved data base. This report illustrates the use of such estimating techniques as prepared for the XM1 Tank Main Armament Evaluation (TMAE). It also expands parametric estimating techniques to white phosphorous (WP), antipersonnel (APERS), and target practice discarding sabot (TPDS) rounds. The options covered in this study are: the US option using the 105mm M68 gun, the United Kingdom's 120mm rifled gun, and the Federal Republic of Germany's GE 120mm smoothbore gun. Each gun is furnished an appropriate family of ammunition. The scope of the weapon Independent Unit Production Cost is limited to the recurring unit manufacturing cost of the cannon and breech assemblies including engineering and product assurance support, but excluding first destination transportation. The ammunition cost excludes the cost of Government engineering and quality assurance support, but includes first destination transportation.

Descriptors :   *GUNS, *COST ESTIMATES, TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS, ANTIPERSONNEL AMMUNITION, WHITE PHOSPHORUS, TRAINING AMMUNITION, SABOT PROJECTILES.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Pyrotechnics
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE