RUC Riverine Utility Craft. See Chap 'Screw Vehicles' in group Locomotion.


 Riverine Utility Craft, screw vehicle staying at WES Waterways Experiment Station, Viksburg, Mississipi.           http://www.americansab


Logart096/MudAuger.jpg  and http://www.com-central.net/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=15161


 Q. A. Peavey locomotive patent US864106, 1907, was articulated.


 Wormobile screw vehicle, probably Fordson tractor of the 20s, modified. http://cr4.




 Screw vehicle in Russia.      http://www.youtube.com






Screw vehicle 'Arhelon' from AVTOMASTER 61 from Anatoly Gorbunov workshop.      http://automaster61.ru/other/



Armstead Snow-Motor Fordson. Pict  Francis Pierre, Heidrick Museum, Woodland, CA, 2000.


Armstead Snow-Motor Fordson. Pict  Francis Pierre, Heidrick Museum, Woodland, CA, 2000.


Armstead Snow-Motor, 1926, of Snow-Motor Company, issued of a Fordson tractor. See Chap 'Screw Propelled Vehicles'. Pict  Francis Pierre, Mine Museum Butte, Montana, 1998.



Locomotion Studies from a video, 1987, showing a

comparison test between Archimean screw and tracks in soft mud, at CEA, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, Fontenay-aux-Roses. J M M archives.



Marsh Screw Amphibian of Chrysler immobilized in mud and dry land.  Pict from 'Journal of Terramechanics', vol 2, n°4, 1965, Trafficability of Marsh Screw Amphibian.



Marsh Screw staying at Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 2012.                                        http://www.com-central.net/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=15161


Screw vehicle of the 60s of Gorki Institute, Russia.  Pict  from review 'Tout Terrain 82 ,Auto Loisirs', Editions P.A.L., 1982, by Jean Gabriel Jeudy.





ZIL screw vehicle prototype, 1966. ZIL-4904 will be produced later and is now staying in Auto Museum (in open air). See site denisovets.narod.ru.





ZIL-4904, restored by the

Technical Military Museum  at Chernogolovka (Ivanovo) 40 km from Moscow.      http://misha-grizli.livejournal.com/93935.html?thread=1904623


ZIL Screw Vehicles prototypes designed by SBK and tested between 1966 and 1970. They performed well in mud and water but were unable to move on hard surfaces as road. see : www.alternathistory.org.ua



ZIL 29061 screw-vehicle, 1980.    http://voprosik.net/shnekoxod-zil-29061/


ZIL PSE-ST screw-vehicle    http://alternathistory.org.ua/avtomobili-dlya-bezdorozhya-shnekovyi-snegobolotokhod-peu-3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fswEnJtUVDc


ZIL 29061 screw-vehicle, 1980.    http://voprosik.net/shnekoxod-zil-29061/




Wheels, Tracks and Screws of Bekker, 1961, at Santa Barbara, Ca, at GM DRL, for testing mobility in different soils of the Moon.       http://www.ebay.com/itm/1961-Scientist-Testing-Lunar-Vehicle-Orig-Press-Photo-/260807789206  from  Historic Images

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Three screws micro robot of Tim Lexen. Three rotating steel coils enable this robot to move on uneven terrain or around obstacles sideways.   http://www.gizmag.com/ominidirectional-rover-robot/18699/


Three screw robot of Tim Lexen fitted with omnidirectional screw drive system. http://www.gizmag.com/ominidirectional-rover-robot/18699/



Screw propelled STAR, Spiral Track Autonomous Robot, from 1995, at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, LLNL. National Laboratory of Masey University, California. STAR 2, nowadays is lighter. See Chap. 'Screw Propelled vehicles'. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/robots/hazard/meetstar.html




STAR 2, nowadays is lighter. See Chap. 'Screw Propelled vehicles'. http://www.massey.ac.nz/~wlxu/mechatronics1999/group1/main.htm


Amphi-Cat screw propelled vehicle, a work-boat for swamps. Technology by J.Pasteiner. Length=12,3 m, Mass 19 t, 240 kw diesel engine, hydrostatic transmission. http://www.amphi-cat.com/



ATS-001 of Mitsui        http://forum.buschtaxi.org/habe-was-gefunden-t10148-15.


AST-001 of Mitsui      http://maruta.be/HotEyesOffice/794


AST-002 Mitsui   http://bangshift.com/blog/ebay-find-an-alaskan-archimedean-screw-tractor.html



Mitsui AST-001 built around 1970 in Japan seen here in 2005 at a show. See Chap. 'Screw propelled vehicles'.   http://forum.buschtaxi.org/habe-was-gefunden-t10148-15.html



Amphiroll screw vehicle built by J. J. De Bakker, Hulst, The Netherland, after WWII. It had 2 screws for propulsion in mud and water. Moving forward and sideward, it was equipped with Variomatic transmission DAF and had a payload of 2,5 t at a speed of 30 km/h. It could not travel on roads.

Picture from book of Nick Baldwin 'The Illustrated History of Off-Road Vehicles' Haynes Publishing, 1987.


Amfirol for rescue at Shannon Airport.

Amphirol screw vehicle completely redesigned with up-to-date technology.  Versions are : Amphirol 800 : length 9 m, total mass 10 t, and the Amphirol 500 : length 5,6 m, total mass 4 t.. It was originally designed in 1960 by J J Bakker. See chap : 'Screw vehicles'.


Peavey Brothers screw log hauler, first decade of the 20th century. Tests were conducted at Bangor, Maine. In 1926, a screw propelled snow tractor issued from a Fordson was available for several years during the 30s.

 Pict from the book of James A. Young & Jerry D. Budy : ‘Endless Tracks in the Woods’, Crestline, Motorbooks, Osceola, 1989.


Screwing in sand by Brian Wilcox in the 2000s. This is a test for possible planet locomotion in sand. J M M archives.

us003354861-001 Screw vehicle of H.A. Wilcox and M. G. Bekker.

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