Circa 1965 the Army had a program that would pay a cash bonus to service members for ideas that were accepted. I made a submission.
At the time the M151 “jeep” replacement was new and people were getting killed in rollover accidents.
The cause was the rear suspension, more particularly the positive chamber of the tires. Go around a corner too fast and the inside rear tire, with no weight on it, would tuck under. Straighten out too fast and the tire would stay tucked under causing the vehicle to roll when weight was applied.
My suggestion was to install a strap to limit the distance the rear axle could drop. The tire’s amount of tuck would be reduced.
My idea was rejected. Several paragraphs were used but the point made was doing as I suggested would limit off road capability in combat.
My drawing showed two bolts on each side. How long does it take to remove four bolts? If time is critical, cut the &*&^ straps with a bayonet.
Reading LL’s blog and posted remarks, I realize my error was submitting the idea through channels. Instead, I should have sent it to a defense contractor. After enough taxpayer money flowed, the brilliant solution would have been made service wide.
At the time, our Motor Sergeant liked the idea and unauthorized modifications to our M151s were made. Earned me a couple of beers.