PERFORMANCE AND USER EVALUATIONS OF THE MK-60 TANK GUNNERY TRAINER FOR LEOPARD C1 TANK CREW TRAINING

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Authors
  1. Magee, L.E.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The report describes two studies designed to evaluate the potential of the MK-60 tank gunnery trainer for training gunners for the Canadian Forces' battle tank, the Leopard C1. The first is a laboratory study of gunner performance. The results of this study show that: (i) there is backward transfer-of-training from the Leopard to the MK-60; (ii) trainees improve with practice on the trainer and that extended practice (more than 5 hours) is required for saturation training, (iii) the MK-60 does not provide perceptual recognition training; and (iv) the scoring scheme used to assess student progress is incompatible with human behaviour. The second study evaluates user, that is, Armour School instructor, opinion data. The results of this study confirm the training potential of the MK-60 for Leopard gunnery and identify the modifications considered necessary to maximize transfer-of-training. The Integrated Fire Control System (IFCS) of the Leopard C1 was simulated and assessed.
Report Number
84-R-55 —
Date of publication
15 Nov 1984
Number of Pages
67
DSTKIM No
85-01432
CANDIS No
46245
Format(s):
Document Image stored on Optical Disk;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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