Publication

Power and Mobility (P&M)
2018

COMPOSITE RUBBER TRACK TRIAL RESULTS FOR WARRIOR IFV

by Tommy Marcotte

Abstract

Tracked vehicles are known to provide excellent off-road mobility, but traditional steel tracks do come with some important compromises. The recent introduction of Composite Rubber Tracks (CRT) on the CV90 IFV (77,000 lb) has shown that this robust and operationally proven CRT technology significantly reduces the vehicle weight, fuel consumption, noise, and vibration levels. Inspired by this new enthusiasm for tracked vehicles, provided by CRT, armies and original vehicle manufacturers initiated a series of independent trials confirming the benefits and reliability of CRT. The authorís objective is to present the conclusions of these independent CRT trials, more specifically focusing on the Warrior IFV, providing substantiation data on how CRT technology enhances tracked vehicle performance.