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Development and Evaluation of a Semi-Reclining Driver's Seat for the XM1 Tank
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1977 by SAE International in United States
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The concept of a semi-reclining driver's seat for an advanced tank is based primarily on the need to provide a low tank silhouette in order to decrease the probability of enemy detection, and to present as small a target as possible. An initial seat field test was performed with four Army and nine Chrysler tank drivers. The test data indicated that the seat configuration provided a satisfactory compromise between silhouette and driver comfort. A supplementary laboratory experiment indicated improvement in comfort-discomfort ratings and favorable reactions to the overall driver's station as a function of increased legroom. Rigorous operational evaluations using experienced Army armor personnel reaffirmed the validity of the seat concept.
CitationPattie, C. and Gray, R., "Development and Evaluation of a Semi-Reclining Driver's Seat for the XM1 Tank," SAE Technical Paper 770250, 1977, https://doi.org/10.4271/770250.
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