Accession Number : AD0456539


Title :   MARSH SCREW AMPHIBIAN


Descriptive Note : Final test rept.


Corporate Author : CHRYSLER CORP DETROIT MI


Personal Author(s) : Gorton, J V ; Neumeyer, M J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/456539.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 181


Abstract : The results are reported of an operational test program conducted on the Marsh Screw Amphibian. The following Test Program was conducted of the Marsh Screw Amphibian in the United States: (1) prepare vehicle and test equipment for shipment to a test site which shall provide facilities for operation on water, sand, marsh, earth bank, and swamp; (2) operate this vehicle for a two month period to accumulate approximately 100 hours of operation; (3) perform maintenance and product improvement services within the limits prescribed by the Contract funding; and (4) accumulate accurate performance data in the various areas of operation. The test program was conducted in three geographical locations: (1) Michigan in water, sand, marsh, and grass covered earth; (2) Louisiana in water, marsh, earth bank, and swamp; and (3) Alabama in sand and surf. The tests were accomplished during the time period from February through June, 1963 over a range of ambient temperatures from -25 degrees Fahrenheit to - 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Approximately 105 hours of operation were accumulated.


Descriptors :   *AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES , *SWAMPS , EARTH(PLANET) , ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS , FUEL CONSUMPTION , MANEUVERABILITY , OPERATION , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , RELIABILITY , SAND , SCREWS , SNOW VEHICLES , WATER


Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE