Accession Number:

AD0755409

Title:

Air Cushion Vehicle Evaluation. San Francisco, California, St. Ignace, Michigan, Milford Haven, Virginia, TRANSPO 72. 1 September 1971-30 Jun 1972

Descriptive Note:

Evaluation rept.,

Corporate Author:

ACV EVALUATION UNIT SAN FRANCISCO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

149.0

Abstract:

The United States Coast Guard has completed an extensive eighteen month evaluation of air cushion vehicles to determine their potential usefullness in meeting its expanding missions and responsibilities. During the ten month period of this second phase, it has operated the air cushion vehicles over 800 hours in San Francisco, the Northern Great Lakes, and the Chesapeake Bay regions. The operating areas have included the ice of Lake Huron, the narrow passages of the East Coast Intracoastal Waterway, the wide expanses of Chesapeake Bay and the confined spaces of Oakland International Airport. This final evaluation report details the deployments, operations, and special projects conducted by the Evaluation Unit as well as new hovercraft developments.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE