Human engineering evaluation of the C3 and C1-105mm Howitzer


Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);Humansystems Inc, Milton ONT (CAN)
A human factors evaluation and field trial conducted in June 1991 at CFB Gagetown compared the prototype C3-105mm Howitzer (C3) to the existing C1-105 Howitizer (C1). The purpose was to address system effectiveness and safety from a variety of perspectives and to recommend potential improvements to the C3 weapon system in terms of performance, availability, reliability, or maintainability. Where appropriate, trial outcomes are compared to the relevant Statement of Requirements (SOR). Performance characteristics are described in terms of coming into action, coming out of action, rates of fire, displays and controls and manual materials handling. Explanations of any differences are provided in the relevant Annex. Each gun was operated during the trials by one or two seven member artillery detachments. Coming into action During 41 trials of coming into action during daylight with either a full or reduced detachment, neither gun met SOR of 120 seconds even without the requirement to dig spade pits. The main reason for this delay was the combined traverse, elevation and sight system used to lay the gun. Digging spade pits almost doubled the time to come to action. TRUNCATED
Report Number
DCIEM-CR-2001-106 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
16 Sep 1991
Number of Pages
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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