Accession Number : AD0478583

Title :   EVALUATION - LOAD CARRYING DEVICE, MAN-POWERED.

Descriptive Note : Letter rept.

Corporate Author : ARMY CONCEPT TEAM IN VIETNAM APO SAN FRANCISCO 96384

Report Date : 31 JAN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : An evaluation was made to determine the feasibility of employing the Limited War Laboratory (LWL) man-powered load carrying device in the counterinsurgency environment of the Republic of Vietnam (RVN). The tests show that the man powered load carrying device has limited application in its present form in swamps and jungles and on slopes of over 30%. The device does not provide sufficient capability to transport bulky items to justify its use by Vietnamese or US units in Vietnam. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CARGO VEHICLES, ARMY EQUIPMENT), (*CONTAINERS, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, COUNTERINSURGENCY, CARGO, SWAMPS, JUNGLES, STABILITY, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), HANDLING, VIETNAM.

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE