Vehicles for the North,
ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
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Siberian conditions require sepcial modifications for standard-model trucks and buses. A series of northern duty vehicles are now available. They incorporate additional insulation and better heaters to protect driver and passengers, special equipment to facilitate engine warm-up and tires, and other rubber components of cold-resistant rubbers which retain their elasticity down to -60C. The current 5-year plan projects the delivery of 14 thousand such vehicles. Their special operation and maintenance requirements will demand additional training of drivers and mechanics.
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