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Title: Comparison of performance characteristics in snow of the polecat and weasel
Authors: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Keywords: Trafficability
Tracklaying vehicles
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous Paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; no. 4-282
Abstract: The polecat is a new, light, tracked, articulated vehicle, designed and built by Wilson, Nuttall, and Raimond, Engineers, Inc. Essentially, it consists of two weasel hulls, suspension and track systems articulated together, with redesigned cab, power, and steering systems. The polecat was built for the Transportation Research Engineering Command (TRECOM) for use as an instrument vehicle in the testing of scale-model vehicles and in the recording of vehicle performance data in both scale-model and prototype tests. As a result of favorable reports on the performance of the polecat, the Office, Chief of Engineers, requested that a limited test program be conducted to compare the performance of the polecat with that of the familiar M29C weasel. Arrangements were made with a TRECOM test team and the U. S. Army Snow, Ice and Permafrost Research Establishment (SIPRE) to conduct the tests in snow at SIPRE's Keweenaw Field Station, Houghton, Michigan. The tests were made during the period 4-10 February 1958.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Gov't Doc #: Miscellaneous Paper No. 4-282
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 27 pages / 12.69 MB
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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