The Effects of Equipment Age on Spare Part Costs: A Study of M1 Tanks

The Effects of Equipment Age on Spare Part Costs: A Study of M1 Tanks

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Increasing average ages of Army weapon systems have been assumed to lead to higher maintenance costs. However, the effects of age on costs have proved difficult to specify. This study examines the relationship between equipment age and spare part costs for M1 Abrams tanks through the use of part requisition data.