Accession Number : AD0479143


Title :   RAVE 2. REMOTE AREA VEHICLE EVALUATION


Descriptive Note : Report on Phase 1


Corporate Author : ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE CENTER WARREN MI


Personal Author(s) : Gay, R R ; Kovia, M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/479143.pdf


Report Date : 13 Jun 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 44


Abstract : The purpose of RAVE II was to bring together for a limited evaluation, vehicles of commercial and military design responsive to logistical support of small fighting units in remote areas. Assembling the equipment into one area and operating over identical terrain provided the Department of Defense technical personnel an opportunity to see the equipment operating over natural obstacles. To add realism, no rehearsals or dry runs of RAVE II were conducted. Much of the terrain over which the vehicles operated had not been disturbed by man for considerable periods of time. Many of the vehicles were at Tomahawk Hills for the first time and many of the drivers had never driven vehicles in this particular area before. The beach at Galloway Lake was also in its natural condition. All vehicles were on their own as no ramps were provided for water entry or exit.


Descriptors :   *VEHICLES , CARGO VEHICLES , MILITARY PERSONNEL , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , TERRAIN , AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES , MILITARY TRANSPORTATION , PASSENGER VEHICLES , TECHNICIANS , LOGISTICS , PERSONNEL


Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE