Test of Narrow Tires on M198 Towed Howitzer.
ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER DOVER NJ FIRE SUPPORT ARMAMENT CENTER
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This report is part of an overall study for an improved air loading procedure for the M198 howitzer, as applied to the C-130 aircraft. The intent of this study was to isolate and examine the effects imposed on the M198 system resulting from the replacement of the present wide 16.5 X 19.5 tires with narrower 1000 - 20G tires over various terrains for limited distances. The value of this study lies in the understanding and knowledge gained about pneumatic tires and how their inflation pressures and widths affect weapons handling and road shock absorption. Author
- Surface Transportation and Equipment