Accession Number : ADD002934

Title :   Vehicle Drive and Suspension.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Rose,Harold T ; Gilreath,Clarence D

Report Date : 06 Jan 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent relates to a novel vehicle suspension and drive means, comprising a drive shaft extending parallel to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle, and a torsion-transmitting suspension rod extending from a wheel road arm across the drive shaft axis. The suspension rod is specially formed with a clearance opening that accommodates the drive shaft in a non-obstructing relationship. The drive shaft transmits driving force to a drive sleeve that encircles the torsion transmitting rod. A special anti-friction bearing is provided for the drive sleeve.

Descriptors :   *Military vehicles, *Drives, *Suspension devices, *Patents, Drive shafts, Torsion bars, Roadwheels

Subject Categories : Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE