In order to achieve the Army's envisioned Objective Force related to deployability, transportability, and mobility, the Committee on Lightweight Materials for the 21st Century Army Trucks was asked to identify research and technology development opportunities related to the introduction of new lightweight structural materials for light medium and heavy Army trucks.Committee on Lightweight Materials for 21st Century Army Trucks, National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical ... factor of the vehicle is reduced to about 0.5 and, in effect, two older trucks are required in order to accomplish the work of one new truck. ... Some are only a few years old, are in good general condition, and have been driven as few as 4, 000 miles (Hathaway, 2001).
|Title||:||Use of Lightweight Materials in 21st Century Army Trucks|
|Author||:||Committee on Lightweight Materials for 21st Century Army Trucks, National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Materials Advisory Board|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 2003-04-02|