Vehicle Needs from the Earthmoving Industry, Now and Future 640463

The paper discusses the “special requirements” that modern warfare, both strategic and nonstrategic, places on earth-moving equipment, because of the speed with which work must be done; the environmental conditions that must be met; the lack of repair facilities, skilled operators, and mechanics; and the need for cross-country mobility and air transportability; it considers the equipment the Army is working on now to fill these requirements, as well as the equipment the Army would like to have to fill these requirements.
Eleven “blue sky” special purpose machines for which the need is urgent and real are described. The author concludes that industrial know-how and cooperation are essential to meeting the new Army’s requirements for earthmoving machines.


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