European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Apr 21 1968, Page 7

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - April 21, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseSunday april 21, 1968 the stars and stripes Page f a "turbine9 in its tank sports Model not quite. The strange looking tank undergoing tests for the army is a modified m-48 Tan powered by a Gas Turbine engine. The cupola will be replaced later by a Tor ret. The new Type of propulsion for tracked vehicles is being developed under contract to the army. Long nosed simulator of testing flying lab9 Wright Patterson fab Ohio special a Long nosed research aircraft is being readied by the air Force systems come As a unique flying Simu Lator. It will be used to test flight handling characteristics of advanced c131 cargo aircraft with a nose that grows is being developed by private Industry for the air Force flight Dyna Mic Laboratory with tests expected to begin in 1969.capt. James r. Pruner project Engineer for the flying Simu Lator said the variable stability aircraft has a second cockpit be Low and Forward of the main cockpit. It can simulate flying conditions of advanced aircraft such As the advanced manned strategic aircraft am Sathe supersonic transport Sean the huge c5 cargo and passenger test the Amsa a generalized cockpit with instrument would be attached to the Basic nose of the c131 aircraft. For the set a longer nose would beaded to simulate the extended length of the supersonic trans port. Each aircraft would have an instrument panel and display system Peculiar to it with the nose of the set installed it extends some 20 feet beyond the regular cockpit. Simulating the set the c131would approach for a Landing at an Altitude and pitch Angl appropriate for touchdown on the runway for the set. How Ever to the safety pilots in the regular cockpit the c131 aircraft is still at a Good Speed and Alti tude for a go around flight. Army studying modernization of mos instruction Washington special the army s training program is be ing redesigned to improve Resi Dent instruction by taking advantage of modern technological advances. In a revision expected to take stateside service Ang unit posted to Pilot program be the newest Antenna in the defense communication satellite system Dos the an/tsc-54, Points skyward at it. We Mouth , an advantage of this Antenna is its mobility. I minutes it can be folded like a Clam and loaded onto an air plane of use anywhere in the world. Army photo Pomona . Up the522 men of the 119th tactical fighter so have been ordered from their air base Here to Myrtle Beach air Force base i South Carolina to become part of a new replacement training uni for f100 pilots. It. Col. Bernard j. Hughes commander of the 177th Tacti Cal fighter group of which the Squadron is a part said the pullout is scheduled to be Gin this week. The move according to Hughes Means that More than half of the 177th, an air National guard unit activated during the recent Pueblo crisis will be 345 men will be left be Hind he said. The men of the 119th rescheduled to join 522 men of the 121st tactical fighter so and36 others from the 113th tactical fighter Wing Headquarters no stationed at Andrews air Force base md., to make up the train ing unit. It. Col. Robert Grange com Mander of the 119th, said i m selfish enough to think that wit this group of pilots i have in my command we could do Afine Job in Vietnam. We would like to go Over to prove that we could do just As Well As the established units but As Long As five years to com plete the Continental army command con arc is apply ing systems engineering methods to military occupational special to mos career and functional courses conducted by its service schools and training centers. The systems approach to train ing is based on evidence that tha objective of each task to be per formed in an mos can be precisely defined and measured. I insures that All factors relating to the development of a training program Are considered in a definite sequence. This approach should insure that each school and training Center uses the same orderly systematic Steps in developing new courses and in refining existing ones. Con arc has devel oped the procedure for some 800programs of instruction conducted at 26 service schools. Systems engineering of train ing applies the following process in sequence identifying on the Job performance requirements selecting tasks for which for Mal school training is most essential determining which tasks can Best be taught in a formal training program devel Oping training materials develop ing testing materials conducting the actual training and establish ing Quality control. If we can help the air Force by training other pilots we will be glad to do the loge 68 set for May 3-10 it. Lee a. Special army logistics personnel will be testing the streamlined support concept next month in loge 68. Loge is an annual exercise designed to Sharpen the skills necessary for Supply support to fighting men. This year 3,500 per sons will participate in the a never May 3-10 at it. Leo

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