Polar Transportation Equipment - Five-Ton Truck with high Flotation Tires.
Technical note Aug 71-Dec 73,
CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CALIF
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A 5-ton truck with 19.75 x 20, low-pressure, high flotation tires was tested in the continental United States and at McMurdo, Antarctica to determine its suitability as a cargo transporting vehicle in snow-covered polar regions. The tests indicated the vehicle was satisfactory when operated on well-constructed, hard-packed snow roads, but unsatisfactory for operation over deep, undisturbed, snow surfaces as well as over partially compacted surfaces such as snow trails processed by vehicle traffic.
- Surface Transportation and Equipment