Accession Number : ADD012748

Title :   Vehicle Suspension.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Roger R

Report Date : 31 Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : This invention relates to hydraulic wheel suspensions for vehicles, particularly military tanks. The invention is particularly designed for use on tracked vehicles, although it could conceivably be used in wheeled vehicles (military or civilian). A principal object of the invention is to provide a wheel suspension mechanism that can be used to vary the attitude of a military vehicle (tank) in accordance with battlefield conditions, e.g., hull lowered vertically to reduce the silhouette height, front end of the hull lowered for firing on an upslope, rear end of the hull lowered for hiring on a downslope, or hull tilted laterally for firing on a side slope.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *SUSPENSION DEVICES, HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT, BATTLEFIELDS, MILITARY VEHICLES, SLOPE, TRACKED VEHICLES, WHEELS, TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), INVENTIONS, HEIGHT, SILHOUETTES, GROUND VEHICLES

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE