Accession Number : ADA017698
Title : Polar Transportation Equipment - Five-Ton Truck with high Flotation Tires.
Descriptive Note : Technical note Aug 71-Dec 73,
Corporate Author : CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CALIF
Personal Author(s) : Thomas,M. W.
Report Date : NOV 1975
Pagination or Media Count : 17
Abstract : A 5-ton truck with 19.75 x 20, low-pressure, high flotation tires was tested in the continental United States and at McMurdo, Antarctica to determine its suitability as a cargo transporting vehicle in snow-covered polar regions. The tests indicated the vehicle was satisfactory when operated on well-constructed, hard-packed snow roads, but unsatisfactory for operation over deep, undisturbed, snow surfaces as well as over partially compacted surfaces such as snow trails processed by vehicle traffic.
Descriptors : *Snow vehicles, *Tires, Flotation, Low pressure, Trucks, Snow, Trafficability, Polar regions, Antarctic regions, Performance(Engineering), Acceptability
Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE