Accession Number : AD0693817


Title :   PROJECT TANK TRAP: A FIELD EVALUATION OF NUCLEAR TERRAIN BARRIERS


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER NUCLEAR CRATERING GROUP LIVERMORE CA


Personal Author(s) : Hughes, Bernard C ; Harrison, William L ; Paul, Roger


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/693817.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1969


Pagination or Media Count : 81


Abstract : Project TANK TRAP was conducted to determine the capability of selected tactical vehicles to traverse craters typical of those which could be produced with Atomic Demolition Munitions (ADM). The vehicles included in the test program were the M-60 Tank, M-113 Armored Personnel Carrier, and an articulated two-unit general purpose vehicle called the POLECAT. Trafficability testing of these vehicles was performed in the SCOOTER crater, the JANGLE U crater, and Pre-SCHOONER BRAVO crater.


Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS , *TERRAIN , CRATERING , DEBRIS , MANEUVERABILITY , NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE , SOILS , SURFACE BURST , TERRAIN AVOIDANCE , TRAFFICABILITY


Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE