Accession Number:

AD0247323

Title:

GROUND EFFECT MACHINE STRUCTURES STUDY

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

RYAN AERONAUTICAL CO SAN DIEGO CA

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Report Date:

1960-11-10

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The objective of the ground effect machine structure study program was to arrive at general conclusions with regard to the relationships between structural weight and vehicle gross weight for various design parameters. Specific vehicle designs were selected for study. The initial phase of the study was to determine the operating criteria, or mission description. Since the study is to span the full regime of ground effect machine utilization, five separate vehicle categories were selected for investigation. These categories are 1 amphibious assault vehicle, 2 anti-submarine warfare platform, 3 cargo lighter, 4 ocean going transport, and 5 military reconnaissance car. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE