Survivable Tire System (STS) Test Analysis: Stage 1 Survivability
Final rept. Mar 1990-Jan 1991
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The standard survivable tire system STS for the High Mobility- Purpose Wheeled Vehicle HMMWV was tested with respect to survivability at the Nevada Automotive Test Center NATC near Carson City, NV. This test was the first of two stages in the technical phase of a program intended to result in an improved survivable tire system. The purposes of Stage 1 were to establish a baseline of performance of the standard system, to explore test conditions which significantly influence system survivability, to make recommendations for the conduct of Stage 2, and to pilot testing techniques developed by the Ballistic Research Laboratory BRL. This document details the extent to which the first three of the stated purpose were satisfied the success of the last is implicit in the high quality of the data produced.
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