Report of Second Meeting, Vicksburg Mobility Exercise A : Design of Field Test Program ( 8-10 February 1967, Vicksburg, Mississippi)
Mobility and Environmental Systems Laboratory (U.S)
As a result of instructions from GEN Franks. Besson, Jr., Commanding General, U. S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), that steps be taken to present a research program covering the total mobility problem involved in development of vehicle concepts for remote-area operation on low strength soil, a group of mobility, soil, and terrain evaluation specialists of AMC and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, together with associated consultants, met at the U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) during the period 21-25 September 1964 to conduct such a study. The results of this study were presented in Miscellaneous Paper No. 4-702 entitled "Vicksburg Mobility Exercise A: Vehicle Analysis for Remote-Area Operation." After the test beds proposed in the above-mentioned study were fabricated and delivered, a second meeting of the group was held at the WES during the period 8-10 February 1967 to design and implement an agreed-upon field program for testing the three vehicle test beds. The results of this meeting, together with a list of attendees, are reported herein. The draft of this report was prepared by the members of the three working groups on loading equality, site selection, and test procedures under the general directions of Messrs. W. G. Shockley ands. J. Knight, Chief and Assistant Chief, respectively, of the Mobility and Environmental Division, and under the direct supervision of Mr. A. A. Rula, Chief, Vehicle Studies Branch. ·Mr. Rula was responsible for preparation of the final report. COL John R. Oswalt, Jr., was Director of WES at the time of the second meeting and during the preparation of this report. Mr. J. B. Tiffany was Technical Director.
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Vehicles, Military--Testing; Trafficability
Miscellaneous Paper No. 4-979
Miscellaneous Paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station);no. 4-979
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