Accession Number : AD0856034

Title :   Check Test of Winterization Kit for Recovery Vehicle, Full-Tracked, Light, Armored, M578, Under Arctic Winter Conditions.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 2 Nov 67-31 Mar 68,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARCTIC TEST CENTER FORT GREELY AK

Personal Author(s) : Durso, Joseph P., Jr. ; Wayne, Robert A.

Report Date : MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 136

Abstract : A Check Test of the Winterization Kit for the M578 Light Recovery Vehicle was conducted. The objectives of the test were to determine the suitability of the winterization kit for use under arctic winter conditions, determine if the previously reported deficiencies and shortcomings had been corrected and to evaluate the modified winterization kit components. The test vehicle with winterization kit and modified components installed was operated for 474.3 miles and 57.5 hours during the FY68 test season, and for 914.4 miles and 213.3 hours during the FY69 test season. Cold Starting, Suitability of the Crew Heater System, Functional Suitability of Modified Components, Human Factors Engineering, Maintenance Evaluation and Durability and Reliability sub-tests were conducted.

Descriptors :   (*WINTERIZATION KITS, TRACKED VEHICLES), (*RECOVERY VEHICLES, WINTERIZATION KITS), ARMORED VEHICLES, COLD WEATHER TESTS, ROAD TESTS, STARTING, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, MAINTENANCE, RELIABILITY, VEHICLE HEATERS, SELF PROPELLED GUNS, HOWITZERS, IGNITION SYSTEMS, COOLANTS, ENGINE STARTERS, ARMORED VEHICLES, ARCTIC REGIONS.

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE