• Short Summary

    A tank mounted mine exploding roller that clears pressure activated mines before tank tracks reach the danger point has been developed by the U.

  • Description

    (a).
    Tank with min exploding roller, moves across the field.


    (b).
    Mine explodes.


    (c).
    Another tank joins the first tank to clear the field of mines.


    (d).
    Over rough terrain.


    (e).
    Explosions.


    (f).
    Tanks on the move.


    (g).
    CU of roller.




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    Background: A tank mounted mine exploding roller that clears pressure activated mines before tank tracks reach the danger point has been developed by the U.S. Army Engineers.

    Eliminating the time-consuming search for and removal of mins will help to keep armored units on the move during any future conflict. The roller, which can be assembled and installed quickly by field personnel, is made up of a series of wheels four feet in diameter and six inches thick mounted on independent shafts or axles. It is fabricated of high strength steel and will absorb much of the shock from explosion of the buried mines. The attachment does not hinder the fighting capabilities of tank weapons and may be jettisoned from inside the tank.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA177ECSWACA1Y3S0THFEARNB0R
    Media URN:
    VLVA177ECSWACA1Y3S0THFEARNB0R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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