VEHICLES FOR THE NORTH

Siberian conditions require special modifications for standard-model trucks and buses. A series of 'northern duty' vehicles are now available. They incorporate additional insulation and better heaters to protect driver and passengers, special equipment to facilitate engine warm-up and tires, and other rubber components of cold-resistant rubbers which retain their elasticity down to -60C. The current 5-year plan projects the delivery of 14 thousand such vehicles. Their special operation and maintenance requirements will demand additional training of drivers and mechanics.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Trans. of Za Rulem (USSR) n12 p14-15 1972, by Markowitz.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Foreign Science and Technology Center

    220 7th Street, NE
    Charlottesville, VA  USA  22901
  • Authors:
    • Velikanov, D
    • Levin, A
  • Publication Date: 1973-10-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080653
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FSTC-HT-23-1490-73
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM