Accession Number : ADA955233

Title :   Cargo Carrier, M29C,

Corporate Author : ENGINEER BOARD FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Caldwell,John A. ; Ferguson,Glenn D.

Report Date : 26 APR 1944

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : From the results of the investigation and test of the M29C Cargo Carrier to detemine its suitability for Engineer use, it is concluded that this special purpose amphibious vehicle has high cross country mobility and is particularly suited for operation over swampy, muddy, and extremely rough terrain for crossing small bodies of calm water; it is suitable for the same general applications in swamp, jungle, or rough terrain for which the 1/4-ton, 4x4 truck or the 3/4-ton weapons carrier is used under average conditions; the M29C Cargo Carrier's effective life can be increased by transportation on other vehicles on long moves over roads; its overall payload capacity can be increased by the use of the 1/4-ton amphibian trailer; its present stowage is commensurate with capacity and probable cargoes; and operation and maintenance require very little special training of personnel. Performance tests also revealed certain mechanical and structural defects which should be corrected.

Descriptors :   *TRACKED VEHICLES, *CARGO VEHICLES, *CARGO, AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES, CARRIER MOBILITY, TEST AND EVALUATION, TERRAIN

Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE