IMPROVING LOW TEMPERATURE STARTABILITY OF M113 VEHICLES: HOT AIR HEATING TESTS

Authors
  1. Stupich, T.F.
  2. Shankhla, V.S.
  3. Foerster, W.G.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
Tests were conducted to determine the effect of hot air heating systems on the temperatures and the starting ability of the Canadian forces M113A1 Armoured Personnel Carrier. Results showed that M113 vehicles require heating in order to start at temperatures below -12C. Two hot air heating systems proved to be capable of enabling vehicle starting at -16C, which, because of unusually warm ambient conditions, was the lowest temperature that occurred during testing. One of the heating systems supplied hot air to the combustion air intake, and results suggest that this method may be capable of enabling starting at moderately cold temperatures (down to approximates to -25C). The other system, which supplied hot exhaust gases to the engine compartment and hot exhaust-free air to the batteries and personnel compartment, appeared as though it would be capable of enabling vehicle starting at much lower temperatures. TRUNCATED
Report Number
DRES-M-1165 — Memorandum
Date of publication
15 Mar 1988
Number of Pages
226
DSTKIM No
88-02394
CANDIS No
55617
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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