The Performance of a Conceptual Multimission Power-Augmented-Ram Wing- In-Ground Effect Vehicle
Final rept. Jun-Sep 1977
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD AVIATION AND SURFACE EFFECTS DEPT
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Results of a conceptual design study of a power-augmented-ram wing- in-ground effect vehicle are presented. The vehicle is designed for sea control operations. Four verticalshort takeoff and landing aircraft are carried for these operations. Alternative payloads designed for transoceanic transport, strategic deterrence, and theater air defense missions are investigated. Vehicle performance for the various operations is shown to provide a unique military capability assuming reasonable advances in power-augmented-ram wing-in-ground effect technology.
- Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles
- Fluid Mechanics