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
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