VAPOR - LOCK TESTS on Ordnance Transport and Combat Vehicles 450161
THE Ordnance Department, realizing that vapor lock presents a serious threat to satisfactory operation of Ordnance vehicles, inaugurated a program to study the effect of vapor lock on military vehicles under widely varying conditions of temperature and altitude.
Two proving grounds were set up to conduct various tests on the desert, and fuel requirement tests were included as a part of the program. The first course was organized at Camp Seeley, Calif., and the second one was set up at Camp Young, Calif.
Mr. Ainsley gives here a brief summary of the work carried on by the Ordnance Department on vapor lock at these two camps.