ROLL-ON PLASTIC ROAD IS BOON TO HEAVY MILITARY TRANSPORT

A ROAD THAT UNROLLS LIKE A RUG IS MADE OF GLASS-REINFORCED POLYESTER RESIN AND IS THE LATEST THING IN MILITARY TRANSPORTATION. IT IS DESIGNED FOR MOVING HEAVY VEHICLES ACROSS SANDY BEACHES AND SOFT GROUND IN AREAS WHERE HEAVILY LOADED VEHICLES WITH HIGH-PRESSURE TIRES ARE QUICKLY BOGGED DOWN. TESTS BY THE U.S. MARINE CORPS SHOW THAT THE PLASTIC ROAD CAN BE APPLIED IN ALMOST ANY KIND OF WEATHER, ON ANY TERRAIN THAT THE BULLDOZER CAN TRAVERSE. THE ROAD APPLICATOR IS TOWED BY A BULLDOZER, WHICH DRAGS A BLADE TO FLATTEN THE ROAD SURFACE. IN LESS THAN AN HOUR THE FIBER-GLASS HARDENS TO PROVIDE A ROAD SURFACE CAPABLE OF SUPPORTING HEAVY MILITARY VEHICLES.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 40, No 2, P 112, 2 PHOT
  • Publication Date: 1969-1-27

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  • Accession Number: 00215169
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 28 1994 12:00AM