Accession Number:

AD0259415

Title:

SERVICE TEST OF ALL-PURPOSE SKIS

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ARMY ARCTIC TEST CENTER FORT GREELY ALASKA

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Report Date:

1961-06-10

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Research was undertaken to determine the suitability of the seven-foot cross-country ski with added metal edges as an all-purpose military ski for Army use. The test all-purpose skis with metal edges are standard military cross-country skis, seven-feet long, of medium flexibility drawn from depot stock and modified by the application of steel edges. The type tip section on the test ski was found to influence performance during cross-country operations. In all cases the flexibility of the thin tip section provided in the Paris ski was more desirable than the Lamteck ski. Shovel type tip of the Lamteck ski were exhibiting better flotation and tendence to dive in loose snow than did the Paris ski. Closer production tolerances were suggested if a uniform all-purpose ski is to be provided. Skis provided for test were standard cross-country withdrawn from depot stock and modified by the addition of metal edges. Dry rot was detected in some of the test skis. The all-purpose ski was considered suitable for Army use.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE