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This is a close up of the front of the tracks of an M113. The rubber pads are very visible and like every other part of the tracks have a coating of dust.
Continuous track, also called tank tread or caterpillar track, is a system of vehicle propulsion in which a continuous band of treads or track plates is driven by two or more wheels. This band is typically made of modular steel plates in the case of military vehicles and heavy equipment, or synthetic rubber reinforced with steel wires in the case of lighter agricultural or construction vehicles.
The real tragedy in all this is we don't have to be driving and making desperation mods to HMMWVs at all--thousands of M113 Gavin light tracked AFVs are sitting in storage with 1.5" thich hulls, metal road wheels and steel tracks with rubber pads.. The U.S. Army is self-destructing.
A half-track is a civilian or military vehicle with regular wheels at the front for steering and continuous tracks at the back to propel the vehicle and carry most of the load. The purpose of this combination is to produce a vehicle with the cross-country capabilities of a tank and the handling of a wheeled vehicle.
The Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks: Proceedings of the 24th Symposium of the International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics (IAVSD 2015), Graz, Austria, 17-21 August 2015 - CRC Press Book
Fundamental Army Assumptions and Labels Flawed The Army lumps M113 Gavin LIGHT tracked AFVs into its "heavy" units when these 10.5 ton vehicles weigh roughly the same as 22, 000 pound FMTV trucks in use by light units, overlooking that these vehicles are ideal to be owned and operated by light units. M113 Gavin armored tracks could transform its light units from their vulnerable and unable-to ...
Built 1973, overhauled by British Army / MOD in 1989.17 tons. Rolls Royce K60 engine. Strong engine, starts and runs very well. Tracks in good condition, pads new in 2017.
NEXT IAVSD Symposium / Workshop The 26th IAVSD Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks, 12-16 August 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden; 3 rd IAVSD Workshop on Dynamics of Road Vehicles, 28-30 April 2019, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; RECENT AND FORTHCOMING PARTNER EVENTS
DARPA Invents Wheels That Instantly Morph Into Triangular Tank Tracks. The tires transform is just two seconds and the vehicles doesn't have to stop.
Many off-road vehicles have been manufactured and one of the best way to show them is the Photo Album. Many pictures of this album represent Russian vehicles, as well as those of the former Soviet Union.