16 8x8 WHEELED ARTICULATED VEHICLES, LIGHT

 

trail-truck-articulated-8x8-1973.jpg

Trail Truck, articulated 8x8, 1973, was tested in Alaska. Picture from US Military Wheeled Vehicles of Fred Crismon, Crestline Publishing (Motorbook), 1983.

 

Giletti-amphibious-articulated-vehicle.jpg

Giletti amphibious articulated vehicle called Leopard 8 with hydrostatic transmission. From 1978. Pict from review 'L'Automobile', June 1978.

 


8x8-articulated-vehicle-of-University-of-Kobe.jpg

8x8 articulated test vehicle of University of Kobe, Department of Agriculture, created by Horio and Yamamoto at the end of the 80s. Hydraulics were controlled by computer. Pict from a paper entitled : 'Articulate Train Vehicle of Multi-Usage on Rough Terrain and Steep Slopes', from the 70s. J M M Archives.

8x8-articulated-vehicle-of-University-of-Kobe1.jpg

Drawings showing crossings by 8x8 articulated vehicle of University of Kobe. J M M Archives.

 

 

Lockheed-Pacstar-12x12.jpg

Lockheed Pacstar, 1965, articulated 12x12 was 450 kg payload for an equivalent empty mass and used Goodyear Terra-Tires. Built by Lockheed Aircraft Service Company, Sunnyvale, CA, several units could be linked. 35 hp, with together skid steering and articulation in yaw. Probably only one built. At that time diversification of aviation companies in off-road vehicles like Terrastar or Twister was usual. Pict Lockheed Aircraft Service Co. J M M Archives.

 

Sure-Trek.jpg

 

Sure Trek proto articulated 8x8 built by Good Year Aerospace in late 60. It was sold by AMF : American Machine and Foundry Company, Pennsylvania, largest US recreational equipment company from 1943. Today, it remains only AMF Bowling Corporation. Pict from Popular Mechanics (French Edition) of May 1970.

Sure Trek

 

amf-sure-trek.jpg

AMF Sure Trek, http://www.6x6world.com/gallery/other-amphibious-atvs/p16965-amf-sur-trek.html

 

AMF-Sure-Trek-1.jpg

AMF (American Machine and Foundry) Sure Trek was a 8x8 articulated ATV whose about 300 copies were produced in 1969-70 in York, Pennsylvania. Gordon Fisher, who patented this nice vehicle in 1967, also created the Canadair Fisher CL 213 amphibious ATV in 1963-64. See chapter : Airoll.

http://wn.com/American_Machine_and_

Foundry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_aQpDP3MxE

AMF-Sure-Trek-2.jpg

AMF Sure Trek. http://www.route6x6.com/memorylane/AMF_SurTrek/page4.html

AMF-Sure-Trek-3.jpg

AMF Sure Trek. http://www.joesgarage.us/amf_sur_trek.htm

 

 

lego-8x8-rotating-arms.jpg

Lego 8x8, rotating arms. Very impressive !!     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl0EqNx_S2U

 

super-clim-12x12.jpg

super-clim-12x12-2.jpg

Super-Clim 12x12 toy from Spain in mid 80s with electric move. http://jomitoys.blogspot.fr/2012/05/super-clim-12-x-12.html

 

12x12-scramble-bug.jpg

12x12 Scramble Bug of Project Sword line from Spanish Company Clim, in the 60-70s. http://

projectswordtoys.

blogspot.fr/2008_11_01_

archive.html

scramble-bug-like-big-toy-2.jpg

Scramble Bug like big toy   http://projectswordtoys.

blogspot.fr/2010/02/12-wheel-scramble-bug-go-go.html

 

articulated-wheeled-toys-4.jpg

Articulated wheeled toys of the 80s.  J M M at Paris, 2012 11.

wheeled-articulated-toys-2.jpg

Wheeled articulated toys, the 2 left and upper right of the 70s and 80s. Lower left is a 16x16 King Climber of K S Toys made in Hong Kong. J M M at Paris, 2012 11.

 

explorer-12-multiruedas-galgo.jpg

Explorer 12 Multiruedas Galgo.     http://projectswordtoys.

blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/

explorer-2012.html

multi-explorer-force-12x12-from-burscough.jpg

Multi-Explorer-Force 12x12 from Minimac,

Burscough, end of the 80s, . Lower is the Mars Explorer Vehicle, tracked.      http://projectswordtoys.

blogspot.fr/2012/03/multi-explorer-force-12-from-burscough.html

rescue-multiruedas-16x16.jpg

Rescue Multiruedas 16x16       http://projectswordtoys.

blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/explorer-2012.html

explorer-12.jpg

Explorer 12, end of the 80s, beginning of the 90s, built exclusively for British Home Stores.

http://explorer12s.

blogspot.co.uk/2009/09/brochure-this-little-gem-has-been.html

 

AMF Sure Trek on ebay in 2005.

 

AMF Sure-Trek. Pict from the site www.Route6x6.com

 

us003353618-001 patent articulated ATV 'Sure Trek', 1967, by Gordon Fisher.

Commenting now closed