Accession Number:

AD0360436

Title:

SPECIAL STUDY OF MOBILITY IN THE MEKONG DELTA AREA OF SOUTH VIETNAM

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST SOUTH PASADENA CA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LABS

Report Date:

1965-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

126.0

Abstract:

This study has been concerned with the identification of techniques and equipments that could be adopted and made available in the immediate time period to produce significant improvements in the mobility of military forces in the Mekong Delta area of South Vietnam. The limitations on mobility imposed by the physical environment in the Delta area have been analyzed in detail. The types of activities in which improved mobility is probably essential to effective Vietnamese counterinsurgent operations have been identified. Alternative types of small craft and off-road vehicle designs have been assessed as to their potential suitability in providing improved mobility in specific types of situations and environments in the immediate time period.

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE