Accession Number:

ADA230375

Title:

Improved Ribbon Bridge Transporter Mobility Assessment

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE COMMAND WARREN MI

Report Date:

1990-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

194.0

Abstract:

The objective of this study was to compare the mobility of the IRB carrier system, employing the NRMM, with vehicles in the same weight class conforming to the Tactical Standard Level of Mobility as defined in the ROC for the PLS. The global performance of the PLS wIRB components is superior to any truck to any truck or trucktrailer combination. Its global performance in the region of prime interest, West Germany, however, exceeds that of the HEMTT wIRB by less than 10 percent MRS and percent NO-GO. If no trucktrailer combination is to be considered as part of the IRB carrier system then the HEMTT wIRB looms as a cost effective combination for transporting IRB components. The singular drawback to this IRB carrier system is its relatively low payloadweight ratio of 0.26.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Civil Engineering
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE