Accession Number : AD0745153

Title :   Trafficability Tests With the Marsh Screw Amphibian,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Knight,S. J. ; Rush,E. S. ; Stinson,B. G.

Report Date : NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : A program of field tests was conducted with the Marsh Screw Amphibian to evaluate its performance on a range of soil conditions. Performance was expressed in terms of ability to travel 50 passes in the same path, maneuverability, speed, drawbar pull, and slope-climbing ability. Soil conditions were described in terms of soil type, moisture content, density, and cone index. Relations between vehicle performance and soil condition are presented.

Descriptors :   (*SOILS, TRAFFICABILITY), (*AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), MANEUVERABILITY, SWAMPS, TERRAIN, CLASSIFICATION, MOISTURE, DENSITY, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, VELOCITY, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE