1948-01-01

TORSION-BAR SUSPENSION 480187

TORSION-BAR suspension is of great military importance, Col. Colby says, because its large shock-absorbing capacity gives the following advantages:
  1. 1.
    Higher sustained speed over adverse battlefield terrain.
  2. 2.
    Greater comfort of tank operating personnel and reduction of fatigue.
  3. 3.
    More reliable vehicle because components are cushioned from shock.
  4. 4.
    More stable firing platform for delivery of effective firepower.
  5. 5.
    Improved obstacle-crossing ability.
  6. 6.
    Better traction.
  7. 7.
    More reliable track operation through the use of the compensator.
  8. 8.
    Greater protection because much of the mechanism is behind armor plates.

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