Accession Number:

ADA022583

Title:

A Technical Summary of Air Cushion Craft Development,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

367.0

Abstract:

A brief review is given of the technical status of the state-of-the-art in air cushion craft as it exists today. The designation air cushion craft is all encompassing, in that it covers all craft operating close to the surface and relying on a cushion of air to generate significant portions of their lift. It includes both the amphibious craft known as air cushion vehicles ACV or hovercraft and the nonamphibious craft known as surface effect ships SES. Where applicable, the technology of other special uses of the air cushion is called upon to illustrate a point.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE