Accession Number : AD0489890

Title :   FIELD EXPEDIENTS FOR CANAL CROSSINGS.

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

Report Date : 15 APR 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : Means for expediting canal crossings of mechanized rifle (M-113) and armored cavalry (M-114) troops are presented. This is particularly applicable in the Mekong River Delta where muddy-bottomed, steep-banked, swift-current canals have caused loss of operational momentum and, occasionally, have completely terminated the operation. Several effective techniques of expediting canal crossings and vehicle recovery have been developed. The methods studied included the following: capstan-anchor, push bar, balk aluminum bridging, push method, employment of demolition, brush fill, towing, block and tackle (waterborne), block and tackle (landborne), log bearings, and S hook.

Descriptors :   (*INLAND WATERWAYS, VEHICLES), (*TRACKED VEHICLES, RECOVERY), HOISTS, TRANSPORTATION, ANCHORS(STRUCTURAL), VIETNAM, BRIDGES, DEMOLITION CHARGES, TOWED BODIES, MUD.

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE