Accession Number : AD0478131


Title :   PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT TEST OF TRUCK, POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT, 2-1/2 TON (PARCEL DELIVERY, 4X2, 500-CUBIC-FOOT CAPACITY).


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 9 Nov-7 Dec 65,


Corporate Author : DEVELOPMENT AND PROOF SERVICES ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD


Personal Author(s) : Beardslee,R E


Report Date : Feb 1966


Pagination or Media Count : 34


Abstract : The Truck, Parcel Delivery, 4x2, 500-cubic-foot capacity, underwent product improvement tests at Aberdeen Proving Ground from 9 November to 7 December 1965. The truck was tested after a thorough initial inspection and received a final inspection after testing. The performance of the truck was generally satisfactory except for body waterproofing and structural weakness in the rear bumperette. It was recommended that specifications be revised to meet vehicle turning clearances, waterproofness be improved, and that bumpers and bumperettes be strengthened. (Author)


Descriptors :   *CARGO VEHICLES , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , MOISTUREPROOFING , VISUAL INSPECTION , DEFECTS(MATERIALS) , VELOCITY , VEHICLE BRAKES , ACCEPTABILITY , VEHICLE INSTRUMENTS , VEHICLE EQUIPMENT , WHEELS , STEERING


Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE