Observations of Surface Effect Vehicle Performance
COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH
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A series of tests conducted in the vicinity of Houghton, Michigan, utilizing the SK-5 surface effect vehicle are discussed. The tests represent a continuation of an earlier study to investigate the interaction between surface effect vehicle and arctic terrain. The following tests were conducted and are reported on evaluation of air cushion vehicle operations on railroad beds and on secondary roads the identification of maneuver requirements as a function of vehicle characteristics evaluation of air cushion vehicle operations on inland waterways measurement of water speed, craft weight, and skirt drag and analysis of dynamic response to geometric obstacles.
- Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles