Accession Number : AD0473230
Title : LVTPX12. VOLUME I. TECHNICAL STUDY
Descriptive Note : Final engineering rept.
Corporate Author : CHRYSLER CORP CENTER LINE MI WARREN DEFENSE DIV
Report Date : Jan 1965
Pagination or Media Count : 396
Abstract : The engineering study covered preliminary design and model testing of a new personnel and cargo carrying tracked amphibian intended as the replacement for the LVTP5 family of vehicles in the 1970 decade. The engineering study program was conducted along two basic design approaches to achieve the specified water speed, one approach utilizing the tracks alone for water propulsion, and the second approach investigating means other than the tracks for water propulsion. Three problem areas were found to be of such significance as to merit special mention -- water speed, armor protection, and the transmission.
Descriptors : *AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES , ALUMINUM , ARMOR , CONFIGURATIONS , DRIVES , DUCTS , HULLS(MARINE) , HYDROJET ENGINES , INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES , MARINE ENGINES , MARINE PROPELLERS , MARINE SURFACE PROPULSION , MODELS , POWER , SHROUDED PROPELLERS , STABILITY , STEEL , STRUCTURES , VARIABLE PITCH PROPELLERS , VEHICLE TRACKS , WATER WAVES , WEIGHT
Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE