Automatic Transmissions for Heavy Military Trucks 872263
Today's task of providing effective, state of the art tactical vehicles to all branches of our fighting forces is coupled with acute cost-awareness. Military decision makers, as well as their civilian suppliers, are emphasizing the procurement of standard commercial vehicles, or vehicles that do not require great R&D outlays.
The term used to describe these acquisitions is NDI-Non-Developmental Items. This paper reviews current heavy duty transmission configurations, and shows modifications that may be necessary to meet military requirements.