Wheels vs Tracks…has the worm in conclusion turned?

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Wheels vs. Tracks.  Has the worm lastly turned?  That’s the inquiry brought on past times this tilt past times Herbert…

And why select tracks to operate inwards crude oil terrain if all your fuel together with other back upward vehicles are wheeled together with cant’ follow?

That’s but a modest snippet of what was said.  The conversation was dealing amongst the Definition of mobility but that purpose stood out to me because it brings us to the tracks vs wheels thing.

Enter the USMC.

I’ve been next the USMC’s Amphibious Combat Vehicle competition for awhile now.  If you’ve been next me thence you’ve seen me gyrate betwixt advocating for a detuned EFV, a dramatically upgraded together with modified AAV from BAE (still begging them for the actual concept pics of it) together with thence trying to approximate what wheeled vehicle the Marine Corps volition select for the projection all the same vii or to a greater extent than years away.

Having said all that we’re reminded of this video past times HQMC…

You tin spotter the whole affair (its quite informative) but the purpose I desire you lot to focus on starts at 4:38.  That’s General Mullen talking together with the number is whats at paw today.  Tracks vs. Wheels.

He states inwards the clear (and I’m paraphrasing) that wheels select caught upward to tracks when it comes to mobility over broken ground.  In talking to him I was challenged to telephone phone the staff at the Nevada Test Center to confirm the results of testing on the MPC exam bed that showed its mobility rivaled that of the M1 Abrams.

The interesting affair is that we’ve seen it inwards the USMC.  The MTVR is approaching almost legendary condition equally beingness able to become anywhere together with larn the chore done.  If you lot expect around earth you lot run into others making the same claims close their wheeled IFVs.  The French VBCI, the Singaporean Terrex 2, the Italian Super AV together with others all claim to live able to larn out on upward amongst tracked vehicles across all terrain.

So ending this the inquiry is asked ane terminal time.

Has the worm turned?

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SIDENOTE:  We’ve all run into the go-pro vids of pilots together with aircrewman…even a few of sailors doing in that place thing.  I wishing for in ane lawsuit a Combat Cameraman or a grunt inwards the Army or Marines would strap a go-pro to their helmet together with laissez passer on the populace a birds optic persuasion of what its similar to live going cross province inwards the dorsum of an AAV or Bradley.  Policy Makers, Congress, the SecDef, fifty-fifty the guys running the services demand to live reminded of the heat, dust, together with how you lot tin lose situational awareness inwards the dorsum of these things.  Even improve would live to run into it from splashing off the dorsum of an LPD to the trip to shore together with lastly the 2nd when the ramp goes down.
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