Accession Number : AD0282626

Title :   CARRIER, CARGO, AMPHIBIOUS, M116 (HUSKY) PHASE I: TROPICAL EVALUATION

Corporate Author : ARMY GENERAL EQUIPMENT TEST ACTIVITY FORT LEE VA

Report Date : JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : An evaluation was made of the M116 cargo carrier in conjunction with Operation Swamp Fox I in an environmental expedition through the jungle of the Republic of Panama. The vehicle is a low ground pressure cargo and personnel carrier capable of operating over all kinds of terrain and under all seasonal conditions in tropical, temperate and arctic zones. Propulsion and steering, both on land and water, are accomplished by movements of the tracks. Over-all performance of the vehicle was excellent. It completed the expedition in operable condition. Only occasional assistance was required when major obstacles were encountered such as steep, slippery banks or ravines. The vehicle displayed adequate power and excellent maneuverability for loaded and towing conditions. Vehicle maintenance was relatively light. Approximately 144 miles of jungle terrain were traversed in 22 operating days. Depending on surface conditions, slopes to 60% were climbed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES, *CARGO VEHICLES, *PASSENGER VEHICLES, *TRACKED VEHICLES, JUNGLES, MANEUVERABILITY, TESTS, TROPICAL REGIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE