The Beetle, Mobile Shielded Cab With Manipulators 620256

The development of a manned, self-propelled, lead shielded, 85-ton vehicle with manipulators, designed to operate in a radiation environment is described. The operator is provided with the capabilities to perform useful work. Notable features include: 12 in. of lead shielding; five 2 ft thick leaded windows; 550 hp main engine; 110 hp auxiliary power package; filtered air conditioning; two high capacity manipulators; emergency and safety systems; communications equipment; and cab 360 deg rotation and 25-ft elevation. Intended operation, use, and application of this technology to future vehicles is discussed.


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