1949-01-01

Revolutionary Developments in Wheeled Military Vehicles 490193

IN filling out its line of transportation equipment, Col. Colby says that the Ordnance Department is making a sincere effort to accept or adapt commercial products when commercial counterparts exist.
He compares the newly developed wheeled cargo carriers with World War II wheeled transportation units to indicate that important advances have been made in design to ensure reliable performance in the combat zone.
He mentions a number of important developments that have been achieved within lower vehicle curb weight limitations, such as:
  • 100% more horsepower.
  • Infinitely variable transmission.
  • Flotation tires.
  • Sealed brakes.
  • Central tire inflation system.
  • Military 24-v electrical system.
  • Locking differentials.
  • Interchangeable closed and open cabs.
  • Greater cargo capacity.

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