Accession Number:

ADA021845

Title:

Ground Transportation for Polar Operations - 16 Wheel Low-Ground- Pressure Vehicle (LGPB-16)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 1968-Jan 1975

Corporate Author:

CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

Transportation operations at remote sites in polar regions require specialized equipment due to the climatic and terrain conditions. Design criteria was developed for a multipurpose, 5-ton-capacity, high-flotation-tired, prototype vehicle to move personnel and cargo and to provide fire-fighting. crash-rescue capabilities to aircraft operations. Contracts were awarded for the design and fabrication of a 16-wheel low-ground-pressure vehicle LGPV-16. After delivery of the vehicle in late 1970, initial testing indicated the need for a tire with better flotation and traction capabilties. After new tires has been installed and minor modifications made to the suspension system, the vehicle was retested before shipment to Antarctica.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE