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i found this Picture of Tank
called "XM-759 MTV"

very unusual track design.

source
http://www.ljplus.ru/img4/m/r/mrbolshevik/proto.jpg
 

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A high mobility vehicle was under development in the USA during the Vietnam War, which had a similar tracked drive system carrying very low profile rubber 'tyres'. From memory it was similar to the vehicle in the photograph & was designed to cope with swamps.
It was not a tank.
Many odd ideas surfaced during the Vietnam War & soon disappeared.
 
Yeah they tested a bunch of vehicle designs, new and adoptions of existing kit with bigger low pressure swamp tires like that.


This similar themed setup on an 105mm M101 for trials was intended for service on the XM-204 lightweight low pressure howitzer, another Vietnam centric design that never saw service, despite attempts to use to make the Chinook into a tank killer.
 
Sea Skimmer said:
Yeah they tested a bunch of vehicle designs, new and adoptions of existing kit with bigger low pressure swamp tires like that.


This similar themed setup on an 105mm M101 for trials was intended for service on the XM-204 lightweight low pressure howitzer, another Vietnam centric design that never saw service, despite attempts to use to make the Chinook into a tank killer.

Reminds me of the vehicle from the movie "Damnation Alley":
 

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Search for XM759 Marginal Terrain Vehicle.

http://www.almc.army.mil/alog/PDFDocs/1969sep_oct/artp16_69so.pdf
Army Logistician: the Official Magazine of United States Army Logistics, "XM-759 Conquers the Swamp." 1:1 (Sept-Oct 1969), pp. 16-18.

DTIC reports suggest that vehicle noise and tires were a problem for the XM759 (Owens-Corning were asked to develop fibreglass-reinforced, non-pneumatic tires).

Other marginal terrain vehicles were the M116 Huskie Amphibious Cargo Carrier (1961) and its armoured version, the XM733 RACI Armored Assault Vehicle (1966) used to escort M116s. Anyone know of other US MTV projects?
 
For more info. on the XM 759, and other
vehicles using the 'AiRoll' principle, see :-

'US Military Tracked Vehicles', by Fred W. Crimson,
pages 340, 342, 345, and 346.

Regarding the Sp howitzer, this used technology
developed for the Lockheed 'Terrastar' vehicle,
see :-

'US Military Wheeled Vehicles', by Fred W. Crimson,
pages 451, and 469.
The attached image I found on the Web, site unrecorded, sorry,
but is essentially the same text as in the reference above.


cheers,
Robin.
 

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HeavyG said:
Sea Skimmer said:
Yeah they tested a bunch of vehicle designs, new and adoptions of existing kit with bigger low pressure swamp tires like that.


This similar themed setup on an 105mm M101 for trials was intended for service on the XM-204 lightweight low pressure howitzer, another Vietnam centric design that never saw service, despite attempts to use to make the Chinook into a tank killer.

Reminds me of the vehicle from the movie "Damnation Alley":
Not a coincidence. Custom vehicle designer Dean Jeffries chose to use the Lockeed triwheel system on the "Landmaster" vehicle he designed and built for the movie for it's obvious futuristic look..
 
thanks for the reply

and thanks to Youtube a piece of "Damnation Alley":
Air Force "Landmasters" in action

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZYT2nYd46o



back to topic next to XM759 and XM-204
there was MM-1 teracruzer with "airbag-as-wheel"
was that just Off-road or also for Swamp ?

source unknown, take in Germany
found on chines forum during Google fu...
 

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Michel Van said:
thanks for the reply

and thanks to Youtube a piece of "Damnation Alley":
Air Force "Landmasters" in action
[flash=200,200]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx4s5kZrK6s[/flash]

back to topic next to XM759 and XM-204
there was MM-1 teracruzer with "airbag-as-wheel"
http://www.mace-b.com/38TMW/Missiles/MM-1.htm
was that just Off-road or also for Swamp ?

source unknown, take in Germany
found on chines forum during Google fu...
The vehicle in the German photo appears to use a system very similiar to the Rollagon vehicles used for arctic and swamp transportation by the oil industry. Crowley Maritime has a small fleet of them operating in the Northslope oilfields of alaska..
 

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V8Interceptor said:
The vehicle in the German photo appears to use a system very similiar to the Rollagon vehicles used for arctic and swamp transportation by the oil industry. Crowley Maritime has a small fleet of them operating in the Northslope oilfields of alaska..

also the Teracruzer used for transportation in Alaska and in US Antarctica base

on Teracruzer
http://www.mace-b.com/38TMW/Missiles/MM-1.htm
and there trip to Antarcitca in march 1962/63
http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2009/03/10/march-military-campaign-antarctica-1962-and-1963/
 
i found this Picture of Tank
called "XM-759 MTV"

for some reason this vehicle is described as a Japanese swamp vehicle on allot of sites.
 
Michel Van said:
on Teracruzer
http://www.mace-b.com/38TMW/Missiles/MM-1.htm

You will note that the picture from the Chinese forum was in fact originally taken from this site.

EDIT: As an aside, I find Hemming's Auto Blog to be quite excellent. Thanks for the link!
 
Michel Van said:
thanks for the reply

and thanks to Youtube a piece of "Damnation Alley":
Air Force "Landmasters" in action

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZYT2nYd46o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26n3RsXNyKE
 
3B2E060800000578-0-image-m-21_1481208697488.jpg


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4013864/Dramatic-moment-Russian-special-forces-use-machinegun-ROBOT-ISIS-war-lord-deadly-bombings.html (Warning! +18)
 
I found this PDF about "MX795 Cargo Carrier"
it's about noise reduction on working vehicle.

http://locomotionhorsnormes.e-monsite.com/medias/files/712980-airoll.pdf
 
Its the Marine Corps "Marginal Terrain Vehicle XM 759"
The plan was to replace the M76 and M116 with new Vehicle that was also amphibian.
To be transported by Rail, ship and air by C130 or VTOL

Length 241-1/2 in. Width 110 in. Height 87 in.
Payload 3000 lb or 14 personnel
Weight 14030 lb

Speed: Land 25 mph water 7 mph (wanted 35 mph and 10 mph)

Source:
http://s4.e-monsite.com/2011/06/24/76253492marginal-terrain-vehicle-xm-759-pdf.pdf
 

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