Results of Full Scale Trials on Two High Speed Planing Craft (KUDU 2 and KAAMA)
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD SHIP PERFORMANCE DEPT
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Full scale trials were conducted on a ram wing planing craft and a conventional planing craft in a State 2 sea at various speeds and headings. Measurements were made of the seaway as well as craft motions and accelerations Data on the ram wing craft, obtained in head seas only, indicates little difference in acceleration levels from that obtained on the conventional planing hull in the same seaway. Pitch motion for the ram wing craft was about 40 to 70 percent of that for the conventional planing hull.
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