Accession Number : ADA020986


Title :   Mobility Analyses of Standard- and High-Mobility Tactical Support Vehicles (HIMO Study)


Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 1974-Jun 1975


Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS


Personal Author(s) : Nuttall, Jr , Clifford J ; Randolph, Donald D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a020986.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1976


Pagination or Media Count : 261


Abstract : The mobility performances of standard- and high-mobility support vehicles were compared on the basis of performances predicted with the Army Mobility Model (AMM) in several terrain and weather conditions. Preparation of terrain maps for a 30- by 100-km area in the Mid-East and another in West Germany, scenarios used to supply combat units, and vehicle performance predictions for each of 17 vehicles doing tasks determined by means of scenario map play are described. The vehicles are: M561, M656, M520E1, M559, M553, M548E1, M151A2, M715E1, M35A2, M49A2C, M813, M821, M816, M121E1, M818-M127A1C, TDW901, and M60A2. Vehicles are compared by means of (a) on- and off-road speed profiles, (b) mobilility indices, (c) average speed over entire supply network, (d) average speed for tactical jobs, (e) average speed as a percentage of off- road travel, and (f) travel time to complete average job. A quantification of 1972 DA WHEELS study definitions of levels of mobility is proposed, and the final vehicle evaluations are based largely on these quantified definitions.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY VEHICLES , *OFFROAD TRAFFIC , *TRUCKS , TRAVEL TIME , WEST GERMANY , TERRAIN , MOBILITY , GROUND VEHICLES


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Combat Vehicles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE