Accession Number:

ADA123525

Title:

M1 Winter Tank Test (Traction Devices)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIV HOUGHTON KEWEENAW RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

Performance tests were conducted on an Abrams M1 tank to determine the overall vehicle operating characteristics and the effectiveness of traction aids on iced and snowy surfaces. The tests involved a comparison of how the M1 tank handled with an unmodified T156 track, a T156 track with ice shoes, and a T156 track with tungsten carbide tipped studs. The vehicle was tested for stopping distance, slope climbing ability, and the time required to negotiate a fixed slalom course.

Subject Categories:

  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE