Accession Number : AD0782996

Title :   Artillery Towing Lightweight Auxiliary System (ATLAS).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 73-Mar 74,

Corporate Author : ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL ILL GENERAL THOMAS J RODMAN LAB

Personal Author(s) : Pape,Walter E.

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The report summarizes results of an exploratory development program to generate the Artillery Towing Lightweight Auxiliary System (ATLAS) concept. The concept was designed to enhance the effective deployment of towed artillery systems in the forward battle areas, especially the XM198 155mm HOwitzer and other equipment in this category. The lightweight ATLAS is helicopter transportable and is capable of supplying auxiliary power such as electricity, compressed air and hydraulics for associated equipment support. The ATLAS also provides essential logistic support by carrying a limited supply of all required ammunition components. Front whell drive and steer is provided when the ATLAS is in the solo mode. The ATLAS can pivot steer about the center of its drive axle, when coupled to the howitzer, thereby traversing the weapon about its firing base. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Towing vehicles, *Howitzers, Logistics support, Artillery, Pivots, Steering, Hydraulic power, Compressed air, Diesel engines

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE