Accession Number : AD0428997


Title :   THE UTILIZATION OF GROUND-EFFECT MACHINES IN THE MOBILITY OF THE ARMY.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OHIO


Personal Author(s) : Loomis,James P ; Dale,Ralph G ,Jr


Report Date : Jan 1961


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : This report concludes a study to determine the feasibility of utilizing the ground-effect machine to improve Army mobility. The present efforts in research and development, and the expected operational problems are discussed in determining the capabilities and limitations of such vehicles. A discussion of generalized Army transportation requirements is presented. The application of ground-effect machines to meet these requirements is the final topic covered in the report. The conclusions arrived at in this study indicate that ground-effect machines have a potential application as large intercontinental vehicles to provide a logistic support force. The potential of ground-effect vehicles in overland operations will be limited without some form of terrain preparation. (Author)


Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS , *OPERATORS(PERSONNEL) , MOBILE , TRANSPORTATION , OPERATION , TERRAIN , WATER , LIFT , STABILITY , CONTROL


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE