Marsh Track of Ecoservice Neftegas oil spill recovery

Marsh Track of LLC Ecoservice-Neftegas oil spill recovery. Created in 1996, this Russian company is specialized in fighting against oil spill. The basic track vehicle seems to be made in China but is sold back in China as 'SN1'. Engine is electric and the cab can move along the pontoons to help move out a river by displacing the center of gravity. https://translate.google.fr/translate?hl=fr&sl=ru&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.to-inform.ru%2Findex.php%2Farkhiv%2Fitem%2Fkompaniya-ekoservis-neftegaz, http://ecooilgas.ru/en/catalogue/cat_12_01.php

Nodwell 320 tracked carrier

Nodwell 320 tracked carrier. www.foremost.ca

PMK 106 G Tractor

PMK-106 g tractor, probably issued from Kirovets K 700. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifcAmjt8Nu0

Polarnik CGF VTS

Polyarnik CGF VTS, from LLC "VTC-Invest", built on Kässbohrer tracked vehicles with Russian and German engineers. Payload is from 5300 kg to 30.000 kg according to the model. http://www.kgfvts.ru/, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7HdU2Kz6qw

Polarnik Prototype

Polarnik amphibious prototype, for riding on permafrost and swamps, is tested in Chelyabinsk region. It will be produced here in Southern Ural. http://spec-technika.ru/data/files/%D0%92%D0%B5%D1%80%D1%81%D1%82%D0%BA%D0%B0_%D0%B0%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%BB%D1%8C_2016.pdf

Pts PS Amphibious Vehicle

PTS-PS Amphibious Vehicle from Omsk Plant. Issued from PTS-4 for civilian use with enlarge cab. 55 km/h, range 480 km, total mass 18 t. http://tehnoomsk.ru/node/2991

Amphibious Vehicles at Barstow

Barstow (and Pendelton) amphibious vehicles. A part of amphibious prototypes vehicles stored at Pendelton were moved to Barstow for its dry climate in the desert. These old vehicles are the witnesses of the past and must be preserved. Complete name is :  LVT storage, MCLB Yermo Annex, Barstow, CA Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, http://www.surfacezero.com/junk/afv/

Amphibious Vehicles at Barstow 2

Barstow amphibious vehicles 2

Amphibious Vehicles at Barstow 3

Amphibious Vehicles at Barstow 3

Amphibious Vehicles Prototypes at Pendelton, 1975

Amphibious vehicles prototypes at Pendelton in 1975. The vehicles, outdoors, still look in rather good aspect. From book 'Wild Mook' N° 27, 1975.

FB Swamp Crossing Vehicle

FB Swamp Crossing Vehicle, in Japan. Speed 30 km/h, in water 8.5 km/h. The bags on the tracks in rubber prevented vehicle from sinking in quagmire. They were first built in 1935 to 146 units, and used in jungle of Burma during WWII. S A was a variant design by the IJA, unknown units. https://www.reddit.com/r/MilitaryPorn/comments/6jl3ya/wwii_japanese_swamp_crossing_vehicle_speed_land/?sort=qa&sh=13b983bd&st=jfflah88, http://i.imgur.com/VPzoESz.jpg


LCA-X1 Landing Craft, 1962

LCA-X1 Landing Craft, 1962. Built by FMC for the Navy's Bureau of Ships, it is known as Landing Craft, Assault, (LCA) X1. There was one access ramp at each end. It used 2 International Harvester Solar TS1000S-14 gas turbines but only one propelled the vehicle when on land. Tracks came from those of M60 Medium Tank. Load capacity was 30 T or 250 equipped soldiers. It travelled at 32 km/h, climb slope 60% and 30% traverse slope. Capacity was 27 metric tons for a total mass of 61 metric tons. https://flot.com/publications/books/shelf/landing/4.htm

Light Cargo Carrier

Light Cargo Carrier was built in 1949 by Continental Aviation and Engineering for the Bureau of Ships. Torsilastic suspension and a 475 hp Ford were used. Mass empty : 12 metric ton. Speed : 40 km/h on land and 13 km/h in water. It was unstable in water. Picture from book of Fred Crismon 'US Military Tracked Vehicles', Motorbooks, 1993, http://www.surfacezero.com/junk/afv/barstow/

LVTU-X2 Amphibious Vehicle, 1951

LVTU-X2 Amphibious Vehicle, 1951-1957, built by Pacific Car and Foundry, From 'Steel Masters' N° 3 Oct 1993. Pendelton Museum 1993Pendelton Museum 1993 (454.37 Ko)

LVTU-X2 Landing Craft Vehicle

LVTU-X2 landing craft vehicle prototype built in 1951 by Pacific Car and Foundry for the Navy. Very big, it was able to carry vehicles across lakes, rivers and from ship to shore. It could climb slopes of 60% and was equipped with two double tracks with vanes to help the two propellers of the vehicle in water. Nick named "Goliath", its total mass was about 134 metric tons and empty 80 tons. Two 500 hp Continental engines were able to achieve 11 km/h in water and 21 km/h on land. The LVTP-X2 was stored in Pendelton and it must be now in Bartow but there is no more pictures. https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=fr&sl=ru&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Falternathistory.com%2Fpro-gigantomaniyu-ili-opytnyi-plavayushchii-transporter-lvtux2-goliath, Book of Fred Crismon US Military tracked Vehicles, Motorbook, 1992, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-xhGUpMTLQ

LVTH-X1 Amphibious Vehicle

LVH-X1 amphibious cargo carrier built by Balwin-Lima-Hamilton in 1951 and reworked by Jered Industries for the Bureau of Ships. The rear ramp was very long, activated by hydraulic cylinders and torsion bars. Total mass was 24,5 metric ton and speed 48 km/h despite its size. It stays today at Barstow museum. http://www.com-central.net/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&printertopic=1&p=85739, http://www.surfacezero.com/junk/afv/, Fred Crismon Book 'US Military Tracked Vehicles', Motorbook, 1992

Enfrac Crossing Assistance Vehicle, 1971

Enfrac, (Engin d'aide au franchissement) crossing assistance vehicle, 1971, prototype. Tests were conducted in 1968 at ETAS, Angers, to help designing a vehicle for assistance crossing. In 1971, A prototype with AMX30 tracks was built. Very compact, 4 tooth self-hauling arm was folded between the 2 cabs and clamshell grader was at the rear. Named today : Engineer vehicle. Pictures from : 'Les véhicules blindés français', 1945-77 by Pierre Touzin, EPA 1978.

Enfrac Crossing Assistance Vehicle, 1971

Enfrac, crossing assistance prototype, 1971. Self-hauling arm and clamshell grader, at the rear, were dismounted. Pict J M M at Saumur museum, July 1998. http://www.unusuallocomotion.com/pages/museums/pictures-of-the-author-iv.html#page2

Gleasman Steering System on Tracked Vehicles

Vernon Gleasman steering system for tracked vehicles. An auxiliary little motor is needed to make the vehicle different turning radius. It is rather simple and used on LVTP7 in 1984. From Popular Science, Jul 1985. Gleasman Steering SystemGleasman Steering System (334.68 Ko)


APVT Amphibious Protected Vehicle Tracked of KMW Krauss-Maffei Wegmann of KNDS (KMV+Nexter). Picture J M M at Eurosatory, Villepinte, 2018 06 13. httpwww.janes.comarticle81016eurosatory-2018-kmw-pursues-new-amphibious-fighting-vehicle-development

Hitachi Crawler Carrier

Hitachi Crawler Carrier, issued from Morooka. Picture from J M M at Euroforest, St Bonnet-de-Joux, 2018 06 21. http://www.ito-germany.com/used/dumper/tracked-dumper

M113 of US Army

M113 of US Army, 1960.  Picture J M M at Locomotion en Fête, Melun-Villaroche, 2018 06 09, https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/M113

M548 Tracked Vehicle

M548 tracked US vehicle used in many armies from 1960 to 2010. From Wild Mook N° 27, 1975

Water Buffalo of Cutbertson

Water Buffalo of Cutbertson. From 'Farm Mechanization', feb 1951, http://www.unusuallocomotion.com/pages/more-documentation/22-two-tracks-rigid-vehicles-heavy-1.html#page2, Water Buffalo of CutbertsonWater Buffalo of Cutbertson (776.56 Ko)

Motrac Tractor

Motrac Tractor, issued from the surplus tanks, 1949-1951. Tracks were not adapted for this work.  Pict. from 'La Revue des Engins' of AIPETHAC of F. Pierre, June 2018

Rix Tractor 1973

Rix Tractor, 1973, from Arkansas, equipped with rubber tracks and hydrostatic transmission. Pict. from 'La Revue des Engins' of AIPETHAC of F. Pierre, June 2018

Cimaf Scorpion Rototiller

Cimaf Scorpion rototiller C 216, 1987, built with US tracks types. Sprocket being at the front, the upper part of the caterpillar is stretched so the part under the road wheel can easily conform to the irregularities of the ground. 240 HP, 9 T, hydrostatic transmission, side slope 50%. Cimaf was at Esternay, Marne http://documents.irevues.inist.fr/bitstream/handle/2042/42867/FM_X_1_323.pdf?sequence=1

Letourneau Dozer, 1962

LeTourneau Dozer, 1961. One-of-a-kind vehicle utilizing surplus of M4A3, Sherman, M6 High Speed Tractor converted into a dozer with diesel-electric drive system. Picture from Letourneau Heavy Equipment A photographic History from 1921 to Today's Giant Marvels, Eric C. Orlemann, Enthusiast Books, Hudson, Wisconsin, 2014