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