Accession Number:

AD0263548

Title:

REPORT OF ENVIRONMENTAL OPERATION. LEAD DOG 1960

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY GENERAL EQUIPMENT TEST ACTIVITY FORT LEE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

196.0

Abstract:

The assigned mission Project Lead Dog 60, was accomplished, and resulting conclusions are described. Descent routes from the icecap to Centrum Lake and Bronlunds Fjord exist and are negotiable by tracked, low-ground- pressure vehicles. The ability of a tractor-train to travel long distances over the icecap and then to support other military activities at the terminus was demonstrated for the first time. Icecap navigation and trail operations procedures, have been refined to a point of extreme reliability. The use of helicopters greatly facilitates detailed investigations of areas inaccessible to other means of transportation. The current W System Crevasse Detector is not sufficiently reliable for icecap operations. A more reliable detector is necessary for surface operations in marginal zones. Future exploratory operations of this nature should make maximum utilization of mutually supporting surface-aviation parties. A high speed prime mover should be developed to make maximum utilization of the wheeled equipment. At present, there are no vehicles in the supply system which can be effectively mated with the 10 Ton Off-Road Trailers. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Geography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE