Accession Number : AD0286016

Title :   TIRES, OVERSIZE, SPECIAL AND DESERT PHASE I: TROPICAL EVALUATION

Corporate Author : ARMY GENERAL EQUIPMENT TEST ACTIVITY FORT LEE VA

Report Date : JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Tropical evaluation of a variety of oversize, special, and desert tires was made to determine the suitability of oversize tires to improve vehicle mobility over jungle terrain. Selected tires were installed on military and commercial vehicles and the evaluation determined the go and no go of the vehicles during an overland traverse from Chepo to Santa Fe in Panama. This evaluation demonstrated that oversized low pressure tires provide greater vehicle mobility than standard military tires.

Descriptors :   *CARGO VEHICLES, *TIRES, DESERT TESTS, MANEUVERABILITY, TESTS, TROPICAL REGIONS, VEHICLES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE