Accession Number : ADA091625


Title :   Test Track Facilities


Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH INFORMATION CENTRE GLASGOW (UNITED KINGDOM)


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a091625.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 88


Abstract : The Military Vehicles and Engineering Establishment is situated near Chertsey in Surrey, approximately 30 miles south west of London. The Establishment is responsible for the Research, Design and Development of tracked and wheeled vehicles to meet the requirements of the Armed Services and certain other Government Departments, and for Engineering and Bridging equipment. Development trials are carried out by the Establishment to prove designs, both from the technical and User aspects, after which equipments are offered to the Service Departments for official Acceptance. The testing facilities in this brochure include facilities for the static testing of complete vehicles and components, and road, rough road, and cross country test courses which allow vehicles to be tested for durability and reliability under selected severe service conditions. There are 3 main test track complexes under MVEE Chertsey's control: LONGCROSS - All hard surface tracks and static test facilities, BAGSHOT - Wheeled vehicle rough road and Alpine circuits, and LONG VALLEY - Separate tracked and wheeled cross country circuits. Standard trials methods for the use of all the facilities shown in this publication are recorded in the MVEE (FVDRE Publication) Trials Manual.


Descriptors :   *TEST FACILITIES , MILITARY VEHICLES , PAVEMENTS , UNITED KINGDOM , ROAD TESTS , ROADS


Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Combat Vehicles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE