Accession Number : AD0857747

Title :   Military Potential Test of Canadair Fisher Vehicle.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY GENERAL EQUIPMENT TEST ACTIVITY FORT LEE VA

Personal Author(s) : Klimek, Adam

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : A test of the commercially produced marginal terrain vehicle, having a 600-pound payload capacity rating, was conducted to determine the vehicle's mobility capabilities in water, swamp, and muddy terrain. The test was sponsored by the U. S. Army Tank-Automotive Command (USATAC) in an effort to determine possible suitability of the vehicle as a small load carrier over the terrains mentioned. The XE-4 Armadillo (tracked amphibian), developed by the U. S. Army Mobility Equipment Research and Development Center (USAMERDC), Fort Belvoir, Virginia, was used as a comparison vehicle on a 'go, no-go' basis during mobility operations at all test sites except the lily pad marsh terrain at Chickahominy River site and on paved surfaces.

Descriptors :   (*TRACKED VEHICLES, AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES), (*AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), (*CARGO VEHICLES, TRACKED VEHICLES), WATER, SWAMPS, TERRAIN, SAND, VEHICLE TRACKS, ACCEPTABILITY, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, ROAD TESTS, SAFETY, VELOCITY, MOBILITY, FAILURE(MECHANICS), WEAR RESISTANCE, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, CENTER OF GRAVITY, ACCELERATION, BRAKING, STEERING, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, MAINTENANCE.

Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE