A Procedure for Assessing the Air Cushion Vehicle with Other Off-Road Vehicles 650043

This paper presents the operations research, systems analysis, and cost-effectiveness procedures used in comparing a new system concept with relatively conventional off-road Army vehicles. The combination of these procedures is indicative of the work that must be considered in the development of new off-road systems. Of particular importance is the analysis of the wheel performance when it is off-loaded by a supplementary air cushion.
Although much remains to be done in developing such procedures, it is concluded that until actual vehicles become available for operational testing, the procedures adopted will provide useful indications of the costs and effectiveness to be expected.


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