Transportability Testing of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) 10-Ton Dump Truck, TP-94-01, Rev. 2, June 2004, "Transportability Testing Procedures"
ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER MCALESTER OK VALIDATION ENGINEERING DIV
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The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center DAC, Validation Engineering Division SJMAC-DEV, was tasked by the Product Manager-Medium Tactical Vehicles to conduct transportability testing on the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles FMTV 10-ton dump truck manufactured by Stewart and Stevenson Systems, Inc., Sealy, Texas. The testing was conducted in accordance with TP-94-01, Revision 2, June 2004 Transportability Testing Procedures. The objective of the testing was to evaluate the FMTV 10-ton dump truck when transportability tested in accordance with TP-94-01, Revision 2, June 2004. The following observations resulted from the testing FMTV 10-ton dump truck 1. Web straps could not be used to secure the payload in place. The vehicle did not have provisions to accept the hook on the strap. For example, the diameter of the steel bar that runs along the entire length of the exterior of the dump bed was too large to properly engage the hooks. 2. Steel banding had to be used to secure the payload. The steel banding was secured to the steel bar. No damage occurred to the steel bar or the vehicle as a result of transporting the payload. Therefore, the FMTV 10-ton dump truck is adequate for transport of ammunition when properly secured using steel strapping.
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