Accession Number : ADA036188


Title :   Mobility Performance of Towed and Self-Propelled Artillery and Related Vehicles


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 1975-Jul 1976


Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS


Personal Author(s) : Randolph, Donald D ; Robinson, James H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a036188.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1977


Pagination or Media Count : 283


Abstract : This study establishes a mobility performance prediction data base for towed and self-propelled artillery and related vehicles for several terrain and weather conditions using the Army mobility model (AMM) and a simple model for making GO/NOGO predictions termed the JIFFY mobility model. Performance predictions are in terms of (a) percentage of a country with a given 'probability of GO'; (b) speed profile and statistical diagnostics for primary roads, secondary roads, trails, and off-road; (c) performance index; (d) average speed for supply network; (e) selected mobility level rating speed; (f) vehicle group performance; and (g) time to complete special artillery missions. This study does not attempt to analyze the mobility performance predictions data base, but does suggest methods or parameters which are considered as best for comparing the relative mobility of (a) the prime movers, (b) the prime mover-towed artillery and self-propelled artillery, nd (c) group performance of selected vehicles.


Descriptors :   *MOBILITY , *MILITARY VEHICLES , DATA BASES , PREDICTIONS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , ARMY EQUIPMENT , MISSIONS , TABLES(DATA) , OFFROAD TRAFFIC , TOWED VEHICLES , SELF PROPELLED GUNS


Subject Categories : Combat Vehicles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE