Accession Number : ADD002935

Title :   Track Tension Control.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Kopera,John F ; Lawson,William E ; Carr,James P

Report Date : 06 Jan 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent relates to a method whereby a known vehicle normally operating on independently suspended trailing arms and pneumatic tires can be converted to a tracked vehicle by wrapping endless tracks around the tire tread areas in multiples of two. An expansible wheel-connector device is provided for causing the trailing arms and wheels to deflect in unison, thereby maintaining track tension and tire-track interengagement, minimizing uneven final drive torque loadings, and relieving the wheel bearing loads brought on by the addition of the track.

Descriptors :   *Offroad traffic, *Roadwheels, *Vehicle tracks, *Patents, Modification kits, Tracked vehicles, Tension, Control systems

Subject Categories : Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE