It normally took a few hours to complete the trip because of the mandated convoy speed
limit of 20 miles per hour.
The convoy speed
is a modest 15 miles per hour (22 feet per second).
I feel a large part of this was due to the fact we were so heavily armed, maintained a high level of alertness and always maintained a convoy speed
of 55+ mph.
Hattab looked up and saw a five-car convoy speed
out of a side street in front of him.
The objective of the HHEE concept is to have a machine capable of traveling at military convoy speed
without the need for transportation by a truck and low-loader trailer.
It was really amazing watching a large bucket truck traveling at convoy speed
(about 70-to-80 kilometers per hour) and pulling the required maneuvers as it went under the overpasses in the Red Zone of Baghdad," said Mikeworth.
Some of the behaviors that indicated threatening driving were excessive speed, adjusting speed to match the convoy speed
, and attempting to bypass blocking vehicles.
Army in 2000 released specifications for an extremely durable backhoe loader that could travel at convoy speeds
at the same time as protecting military personnel.
As a self-deployable asset, the HMEE can maintain convoy speeds
with the maneuver element.
Now, you have a machine that can actually integrate into patrols [and] maintain convoy speeds
, and it doesn't require additional lift assets," he added.
The sailors gun their trucks and the convoy speeds
out of sight.
When operating on improved road surfaces at increased convoy speeds
(faster than 25 mph) and when temperatures are at or above 100[degrees]F, track bushings tend to soften.