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Title: Mobility Performance of Towed and Self-Propelled Artillery and Related Vehicles
Authors: Randolph, Donald D.
Robinson, James H.
Mobility and Environmental Systems Laboratory (U.S.)
Keywords: Vehicles, Military--Dynamics
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous Paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station);no. M-77-1
Abstract: This study establishes a mobility performance prediction data base for towed and self-propelled artillery and related vehicles for several terrain and weather conditions using the Army mobility model (AMM) and a simple model for making GO/NOGO predictions termed the JIFFY mobility model. Performance predictions are in terms of (a) percentage of a country with a given "probability of GO"; (b) speed profile and statistical diagnostics for primary roads, secondary roads, trails, and off-road; (c) performance index; (d) average speed for supply network; (e) selected mobility level rating speed; (f) vehicle group performance; and (g) time to complete special artillery missions. This study does not attempt to analyze the mobility performance predictions data base, but does suggest methods or parameters which are considered as best for comparing the relative mobility of (a) the prime movers, (b) the prime mover-towed artillery and self-propelled artillery, and (c) group performance of selected vehicles. Appendix A describes the JIFFY mobility model; Appendix B presents the vehicle characteristics; Appendix C includes the results of experimental vehicle dynamics tests; Appendix D describes the generalized terrain data; Appendix E contains the basic performance data for HIMO West Germany and Mideast study areas; Appendix F discusses the selection of tactical high as the suggested mobility level for comparing study vehicles; Appendix G shows the computation of mission-oriented speed based on statistical mission definition and vehicle performance statistics for an area and condition.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Gov't Doc #: Miscellaneous Paper M-77-1
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
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