Accession Number:

ADA001208

Title:

Vehicles for the North,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-10-10

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE