Accession Number : AD0452728


Title :   OPERATIONAL-REQUIREMENTS-COST-EFFECTIVENESS STUDY OF QMR FOR A NEW 1/4-TON TRUCK


Descriptive Note : Technical memo.


Corporate Author : RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA


Personal Author(s) : Szten, Emil M ; Edwards, William W ; Jacobson, Jr , William H ; Simmons, Kenneth R ; Sprang, William O ; Tarkir, Richard A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/452728.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 124


Abstract : This study has revealed that a vehicle can be produced to meet all essential requirements specified in the QMR for a new 1/4-ton truck, with the exception of reliability. Reliability as stated in the QMR is unrealistically high and beyond the present state of the art. There will be some reduction of land mobility due to the floating capability requirements. The cost of the floatable vehicle would be higher than the desired target cost by 46%. An austere vehicle can be produced for the desired target cost of $1900, but this vehicle would not be the most effective vehicle for its initial and operational cost. The vehicle determined the most suitable by this study does not differ greatly from the present M151.


Descriptors :   *CARGO VEHICLES , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES , RELIABILITY


Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE