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