Accession Number:

AD0262465

Title:

THE DOMAIN OF THE GROUND EFFECT MACHINE. VOLUME I. THE DETERMINATION OF PHYSICAL AND OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF MILITARY OVERLAND, AMPHIBIOUS AND MARINE GEMS FROM WORLD-WIDE ENVIRONMENTAL CRITERIA

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BOOZ-ALLEN APPLIED RESEARCH INC CHICAGOIL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

408.0

Abstract:

The total environmental aspects of Ground Effect Mechines GEM operated on a world-wide basis are examined in detail. The natural environment describing terrain, beaches, sea states and climate the induced environment covering noise, spray and vibration and the combat environment including vulnerability, infrared emanation and radar reflectivity are investigated sufficiently to determine their influence on the basic design requirements and operational parameters of the over-all GEM system. Within the framework of the natural environmental elements a classification of GEM is developed. This classification covers marine, overland, and amphibious GEM operations. In each of these categories vehicle sizes and operating heights and areas of utilization are included. For all classes of GEM the specific effects of the induced and combat environments are discussed. Finally, typical performance capabilities and equipment requirements based on the total operating environment are developed for each class of GEM.

Subject Categories:

  • Research and Experimental Aircraft
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE