LARC 5-7X GAS-TURBINE APPLICATION
ARMY ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS FORT BELVOIR VA
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The report covers studies and tests of an experimental gas-turbine installation in a prototype LARC 5. A principal feature of the experiment was determination of a satisfactory method of handling large quantities of engine aspiration air and exhaust gases without taking in excessive amounts of sea water. LARC prototype was used as typical vehicle because of its immediate availability and store of test information compiled during its recent development. Pratt and Whitney ST6B turbine, secured on loan from manufacturer, was installed as typical turbine which had good record of reliability in power range desired. Investigation consisted primarily of accumulation of 400 operating hours in environment of amphibious operation.
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines