One Man Rotorcycle
MARINE CORPS EQUIPMENT BOARD QUANTICO VA
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A test and evaluation was conducted on the Gyrodyne YRON-1 rotorcycle to determine its tactical suitability for Marine Corps use as a vertical lift vehicle portable by one man, simple to maintain, and requiring operator training of a degree comparable to that given motor vehicle operators. The YRON-1 did not satisfy the stated requirement for a vehicle of this type. Maintenance and operator training requirements were considered excessive for the intended operati nal purpose of the vehicle, therefore it was c nsidered unsuitable for Marine Corps use.