Accession Number:

ADA014195

Title:

Mobility in Natural Environments. Report 1. Vegetation Override Test Methods

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 1973-May 1974

Corporate Author:

ARMY TROPIC TEST CENTER APO MIAMI 34004

Report Date:

1974-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

The United States Army Tropic Test Center conducted a vehicular vegetation mobility investigation during the rainy season of 1974 in the humid tropic environment of the Canal Zone. Objectives were to 1 evaluate subtests currently being conducted or that could be devised to evaluate the interaction of vehicles with tropic vegetation, and suggest appropriate subtests for use in conduct of tropic vehicular studies 2 compile performance data from tests with a few selected vehicles in the Canal Zone for use as guidelines in future tropic mobility studies 3 provide test data for use by US Army Tank- Automotive Command in further verification and refinement of the AMC 71 Mobility Model and 4 obtain test results that could be used as guidelines for the modification of MTPs 2-3-504 and 2-4-003 Cross-Country Mobility and Wheeled, Tracked and General Purpose Vehicles.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE