Accession Number:

AD0255816

Title:

ROAD TESTS AND RAILROAD HUMPING TESTS OF 60-CHANNEL TACTICAL RADIO SYSTEM, AN/FCC-17 (XW-1) AS TRANSPORTED ON A FOUR-WHEELED MOBILIZER

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Corporate Author:

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

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Report Date:

1961-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The 60-channel tactical radio system, ANFCC-17 XW-1 on a four-wheeled mobilizer was subjected to limited durability tests over various courses and to a rail impact humping test. Testing disclosed that the mobilizer failed to properly track the towing vehicle and could not be towed safely above 30-mph road speed, the shock absorbers on the front wheels of the mobilizer lost fluid after five laps over the Munson vibration course, and the 7.9- and 8.5-mph rail impact did not damage the shelter or the mobilizer. Structurally, the ANFCC-17 is capable of withstanding the shock and vibration environment to which it was subjected. The steering tracking characteristics of the mobilizer are unsatisfactory for high-speed operation. Durability characteristics of shock absorbers on the front mobilizer unit are inadequate for extended operation on rough terrain. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE