GROUND-CRAWLING: 1966; THE STATE-OF-THE-ART OF DESIGNING OFF-ROAD VEHICLES
WILSON NUTTALL RAIMOND ENGINEERS INC CHESTERTOWN MD
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The state-of-the-art of off-road vehicle design, especially of military vehicles, is surveyed with particular reference to those design elements which especially distinguish off-road vehicles from related equipment. The procedures by which off-road military vehicles advance from concept andor requirement to field issue are also reviewed, and some relations between apparent technical weaknesses and the administrative procedures are pointed out. It is concluded that to provide the more mobile vehicles needed by the Army in the field in Southeast Asia a complete second family of off-road military vehicles is required--an integrated, compatible system of vehicles optimized for operations in Southeast Asia rather than in Europe, as is our present standard fleet. Organizational changes which would speed such an approach are suggested.
- Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles