Accession Number:

AD0291974

Title:

EVALUATION OF TX 100 TRANSMISSION MOUNTED IN CARRIER, PERSONNEL, FULL-TRACKED, ARMORED, M113E1 (M113E2)

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ARMY ARMOR BOARD FORT KNOX KY

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Report Date:

1962-12-21

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

There were three test vehicles each with a 6V53 compression ignition engine mated with the TX100 transmission, identified as the M113E2. Each vehicle operated in excess of 4000 miles on a combination of paved roads, secondary roads, cross-country and over established obstacle courses. A complete engineering performance test was conducted on one vehicle prior to the 4000 miles of endurance and performance testing. Results obtained from this testing were compared with results previously obtained under similar conditions in test of the M113 and M113E1. The test vehicle, M113E2, was found to be equal or superior to the standard M113 in all areas tested. It was only slightly inferior in performance to the M113E1 however, from the standpoint of durability, the M113E2 is superior to the M113E1. The maneuverability of the M113E2 was about equal to that of the M113E1 when the pivot steer kit was installed on the TX100 transmission. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE