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