TRACKED AMPHIBIAN PERSONNEL AND CARGO CARRIER.
Concept study rept.
CHRYSLER CORP DETROIT MICH
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While the requirement to produce a vehicle concept of not more than 35,000 pounds gross weight has been given maximum attention, the mission requirements of the vehicle have been kept in mind, particularly with regard to armor protection. It is our opinion that in order to provide the Bureau of Ships and the Marine Corps a vehicle having an acceptable degree of armor protection, a 40,000 pound configuration might offer a far more useful vehicle in terms of combat effectiveness. Therefore, we have taken a dual approach to the design problem and have studied both the 35,000 and the 40,000 pound vehicle configuration. This report outlines the design of a vehicle which provides the required payload capacity and which meets the land and water performance specifications in a 35,000 pound package. Author