Accession Number:

ADA017698

Title:

Polar Transportation Equipment - Five-Ton Truck with high Flotation Tires.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note Aug 71-Dec 73,

Corporate Author:

CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE