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Soldiers might never have another flat tire with these ‘Tweels’
Forget what kind of rims are on your ride, the Army is testing a new kind of airless tire they’ve dubbed “Tweels.” The tires have tread on the outside like a standard off-road tire, but no air inside. Instead, they are hollow with rubber-like “spokes” connecting the hub to the tread.
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Michelin Tweel tested at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground – Rubber World – The Technical Service Magazine for the Rubber Industry
One recent TRTC test involved the Polaris MRZR, a military version of the popular off-road vehicle that American forces have used in places like Afghanistan in recent years. The MRZR under test was outfitted with Tweels instead of standard tires. The Tweel, produced by Michelin, is an airless ra …
US Army submits airless tires to punishing tropical testing
U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground tests virtually every piece of equipment in the ground combat arsenal in extreme environments to ensure it will work wherever in the world American forces are serving.
Michelin Reinvented The Wheel, And The Army Is Testing The Results
When new equipment needs testing to see if it is fit for use with the U.S. Army, it is sent to the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG), where it is put through rigorous tests in the sorts of conditions equipment may have to operate in.