DEVELOPMENT OF TIRES FOR NEW FAMILY OF MEDIUM TACTICAL TRUCK
Final rept., phase 3
UNITED STATES RUBBER TIRE CO DETROIT MI
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A relatively recent concept in tire design, the radial belted tire, has been utilized to develop an optimum tire for the New Family of Medium Tactical Trucks. Experimentation has established the most desirable radial tire for tactical demands as one composed of a rigid steel breaker belt and a radial textile carcass. The use of synthetic stocks had no appreciable effect on tire performance. This tire affords significant advantages in tire and vehicle performance. Tread wear, mobility, fuel economy, crown penetration resistance, durability, ride and handling, run flat maneuverability, climbing ability and tire mechanics in terms of load distribution, and contact area are improved. Power consumption, running temperature and rolling resistance, are decreased. The above attributes when consolidated can be expressed as increased ton miles per hour delivered, a possible universal inflation system, greater vehicle mobility and efficiency, increased combat time, reduced driver fatigue, and other economies in terms of gas consumption, tire economies, and vehicle maintenance and logistics.
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