QUARRE DE FER ANALYSIS OF THE ACV IN WARFIGHTING TASKS

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Authors
  1. Ormrod, M.K.
  2. Bender, P.R.S.
  3. Noel de Tilly, J.J.L.C.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research Div, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Operational Research (Joint and Land)
Abstract
This study compares the performance of an armoured combat vehicle (ACV) to a modern main battle tank (MBT) in warfighting and operations other than war (OOTW). The study found that the firepower and protection limitations of the ACV made it ineffective in offensive and intimate support roles and marginally effective in defensive and flank guard roles. The ACV could not manoeuvre in the presence of the enemy which severely restricted its tactical deployment and flexibility. For OOTW, the MBT was found to be superior in the majority of the tasks analyzed. The study recommends that the ACV not replace the MBT in armoured regiments for warfighting tasks.
Keywords
ACV (Armoured Combat Vehicle);LAV (Light Armoured Vehicles)
Report Number
ORD-PR-9817 — Project Report
Date of publication
01 Dec 1998
Number of Pages
61
DSTKIM No
99-00402
CANDIS No
510337
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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