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The Squirrel Cage Jeep

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Squirrel Cage Jeep
The Marines have built a squirrel cage jeep to help them navigate swamps, potholes, bogs, soft beaches, and dense underbrush.
The Marines have built a squirrel cage jeep to help them navigate swamps, potholes, bogs, soft beaches, and dense underbrush. It is a continuous road matting that runs beneath the vehicle’s wheels before returning to the tops, creating a continuous movable road surface wherever the jeep drives.
The squirrel cage Jeep did enhance flotation, but it was cumbersome and prevented steering, so it was abandoned. It is a continuous netting belt that extends entirely over and under a Willys Jeep to distribute weight while traveling over soft ground. You would not want to drive this without the canvas up since it spewed mud on top of the Jeep as it moved.  I can only imagine the debris raining on the vehicle and its occupants as they drove across a muddy marsh. Without some way of shedding that, I believe this idea would be incomplete.
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Squirrel Cage Jeep
The Marines have built a squirrel cage jeep to help them navigate swamps, potholes, bogs, soft beaches, and dense underbrush. US Marine Corps Photo  

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