Cost-Effectiveness Considerations in the Design and Employment of Army Off-Road Vehicles.

by Donald M. Fort

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A discussion of the design and use of off-road transport vehicles for forward-area support of army ground forces in combat. Operational requirements, specific vehicle configurations meeting these requirements, system cost, and system effectiveness are examined. Three configurations are described in detail and evaluated: large-wheel articulated vehicles, multi-wheel vehicles, and tracked vehicles.

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