Accession Number : AD0876497

Title :   Truck Tractors and Semitrailers in MCB Operations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 64-30 Jun 65,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Taylor, Douglas ; Doman, J. J.

Report Date : FEB 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : A study was made of the Naval Construction Force truck tractor-semitrailer combinations in furtherance of the findings in NCEL Technical Report R-342. Combinations of these vehicles in the MCB Allowance List, MCB Equipment Pool, and the P2 and P25 Advanced Base Functional Components, and the vehicles in the Bureau of Yards and Docks Mobilization Reserve Stocks that would be used in these components, were examined in respect to the capability of the vehicles with the anticipated maximum loads when operating on and off the highway. The vehicles are generally adequate for the anticipated loads, excepting the Code 0607 M52 truck when it must tow a semitrailer loaded with the largest MCB augmenting equipment items. It is recommended that the Code 0638 M123 be used in these instances. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TOWED VEHICLES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), (*NAVAL OPERATIONS, TOWED VEHICLES), MOBILITY, TRAFFICABILITY, TRACTORS, TRAILERS, VEHICLE CHASSIS COMPONENTS, CONSTRUCTION, ROAD BUILDING EQUIPMENT, STANDARDS, LOGISTICS.

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE