1919-01-01

THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY AND THE MOTOR TRANSPORT CORPS 190057

The development of the Motor Transport Corps is outlined; the number of motor vehicles for one army at war strength and the number for the proposed peace-strength army with increased motorization are specified and the disposal of surplus motor vehicles is discussed. The problem of keeping uptodate the motor vehicles in service is stated and the cooperation of automotive engineers is requested.
The vexatious unsolved problem of spare parts is stressed and solutions are suggested. The question of peace-time training and matters relating to the motor transport reserve are considered in some detail. The motor transport personnel required on a war basis and for a proposed peace army of 509,000 men is enumerated, as well as that of the motor transport reserve corps and the national guard required to bring the proposed peace-time army to war strength.

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