Accession Number : AD0452103
Title : EVALUATION STUDY OF TRANSPORT VEHICLES
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : BOEING CO RENTON WA
Report Date : 17 Nov 1964
Pagination or Media Count : 256
Abstract : This report presents comparative data on a representative group of 47 intercontinental transport vehicles. Data are shown on efficiency parameters such as vehicle L/D and cruise speed and on a cost parameter defined as the total transport system cost for each of the selected vehicles. A section is presented on operational factors which includes reliability, utilization, useful life and environment. This operational material is generally qualitative and is not necessarily limited to vehicles of this study. The information is presented in data plots for ease of comparison and is summarized in tables. Most coverage is given to current and possible future transport aircraft and ships. Covered in less detail are such vehicles as airships, helicopters, ground effect machines, hydrofoils and submarines. The vehicles were chosen on the basis of being representative of their respective time periods and for showing the effect of changing a major design variable such as type of engine. The data for current vehicles were taken from flight manuals or other operating information.
Descriptors : *TRANSPORTATION , *TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT , VELOCITY , PAYLOAD , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , JET ENGINES , WEIGHT , CARGO SHIPS , SUBMARINES , TRANSPORT , CARGO , JET TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT , RANGE(DISTANCE) , MERCHANT VESSELS
Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Surface Transportation and Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE