Accession Number:

AD0274517

Title:

WATER FORDING AND SUBMERGED OPERATION OF ORDNANCE COMBAT VEHICLES

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FOOD MACHINERY AND CHEMICAL CORP SAN JOSE CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-02-28

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Feasibility studies were made of techniques and processes for providing ordnance combat vehicles with the capability of traversing rivers and minor water impoundments. The tactical and technical problems encountered in providing the vehicle with this capability by three different methods were considered 1 by flotation on the surface of the barrier 2 as a submarine capable of floating on the surface, operating under the surface by flotation, and crawling on the bottom and 3 by traversing the bottom of the barrier. On the basis of the information and concepts considered it was concluded that the bottom-crawling concept is the most feasible of the three concepts considered because the least amount of equipment is required and this equipment has the least effect on the mobility and firepower of the vehicle. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE