ARI obtained human factors data (with the exception of noise-level data) and training implications data by administering two questionnaires to drivers of three types of high mobility vehicles: the Lockheed Twister Dragon Wagon (DW), the M813 5-ton truck, and the M520 GOER truck. (Noise-level data for these trucks and for the M656 cargo truck were obtained by the Field Instrumentation Division of the MASSTER Engineering and Instrumentation Directorate.) The principle findings were: The Dragon Wagon was ranked significantly superior to the 5-ton and GOER on 16 of 26 human factors items; The Dragon Wagon was markedly superior to the 5-ton, GOER, and M656 on noise-level tests; Driver training provided on the Dragon Wagon was judged sufficient in 9 out of 14 areas by four or more of six drivers especially trained on that vehicle. In 5 acreas three or more of the drivers felt that additional training would be useful; and The Dragon Wagon, GOER, and 5-ton each have selected characteristics that require special training.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Res Inst for the Behavioral & Social Sci

    Alexandria, VA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Harris, W A
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

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  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312601
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ARI-RES Rev-77-16
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM