Accession Number : ADD005168

Title :   Locking Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Thorpe,Leonard W ; Kind,Wayne H

Report Date : 21 Mar 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A rough terrain articulated vehicle wherein one vehicle section is interconnected with a second vehicle section for unrestrained relative rotation around the vehicle roll axis. Roll movement enables the respective vehicle sections to shift in accordance with terrain irregularities, thereby minimizing the need for high wheel travel. A locking or latching mechanism is provided to prevent roll rotation when the vehicle is moving over relatively smooth terrain. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Locking(Mechanics), Vehicle equipment, Roll, Rotation, Prevention

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE