From: Paul A. Thomas (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Feb 19 2003 - 12:39:33 PST
Y'know, I believe we are talking about apples and oranges here. I am saying
the trucks were usable on snow and ice. But they were only barely usable..
drive very slowly, Pray a bit. Perhaps everyone else was saying they were
not usable say, to pull another truck out of a ravine. Too true.
At 02:36 PM 2/19/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>I spent the winter of '71-'72 in Korea. Not much snow that time, but I do
>remember a how muddy the roads were once we got off the paved ones.
>As far as NOT issuing snow chains, the Army doesn't always do the right thing.
>When I speak of snow chains, it is from personal experience.
>With chains, the deuce is vertually un-stoppable, you have to try it to
>know what I'm talking about. Off road, that is, hills, mud, snow etc.
>Airing down to 15 psi or so, may help, but does not compare to the
>tracktion chains offer.
>Have a great day!
>>From: "Paul A. Thomas" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>To: <email@example.com> (Military Vehicles Mailing List)
>>Subject: Re: [MV] NuclearAttack Medical Treatment
>>Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 08:48:40 -0800
>> > MV content (an addendum to my statement regarding driving in snow):
>> Without chains the deuce can't make it > up the slightest incline in six
>> inches of snow and downhill it becomes the proverbial sled.
>>I drove deuces and 5 ton tractors for three years in Korea, including
>>going up to the DMZ to tow back an M543A2 with part of its block laying
>>on the ground/ice.. the deuce handles snow ( on roads at least ) just
>>fine. It wouldn't have been much use to us if it didn't. And in the
>>motor pool we did not have any chains for the trucks ( between us and our
>>sister company there were probably 150 vehicles or so ).
>>We didn't do much off road driving in winter, or tried like heck not to,
>>so this was paved roads only. But they did well when asked to. Far
>>better than most of us did trying to walk to or from the trucks. <g>
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