Accession Number:

AD0601613

Title:

RESEARCH ON A LIGHT-TRUCK HIGHWAY TRAIN,

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Corporate Author:

STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN N J DAVIDSON LAB

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Report Date:

1964-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

This report covers the design, construction, and engineering tests of a Light-Truck Highway Train comprised of four 14-ton trucks, M-38 A-1. Equipped with automatic torqueconverter transmissions, pneumatic brake and throttle controls, and quick disconnect drawbars, the vehicles can be operated equally well as individual units or as parts of the train. In train configuration, all units are self-propelled and simultaneously controlled by one driver in the lead unit. A limited test program proved all systems to be well suited for field use. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE