Evaluation of a Straddle-Lift Vehicle as a Container Handler/Transporter for Amphibious Operations
Technical note (Final) 1 Mar-30 Jun 1972
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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The Landing Craft Retriever Unit LCRU at the U. S. Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, California, was used as a test vehicle to evaluate the straddle lift concept of container handling for amphibious operations. The LCRU was used to load and unload a beached LCM-6 landing craft. The cargo was an 8x8x20 maritime van container loaded to 22.4 tons gross. In addition, the LCRU was used to haul the container up various sand slopes and across unimproved terrain, and to load the container onto a trailer.
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