Conceptual Point Design Study of a New CTOL SETOLS CAS Aircraft for 1995 IOC.
Final technical rept. 7 Mar-20 Jun 79,
SANDAIRE SAN DIEGO CA
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A conceptual design of a CTOL SETOLS CAS aircraft has been developed. The significant design feature is the use of a Surface Effect Takeoff and Landing System SETOLS in lieu of a normal landing gear. The SETOLS is an integral part of the point design, thereby achieving full design compatibility. This feature provides takeoff and landing capability, on the inflated rubber fabric type trunk installed on the bottom of the fuselage, from any unobstructed area such as water, grass, soil, etc. Effective operation is thereby achieved with a Conventional Takeoff and Landing CTOL aircraft design in the Close Air Support CAS mission from forward bases where time prevents construction and repair of long, hard surface runways. Advanced state-of-the-art design, appropriate for 1995 IOC, has been incorporated. One advanced technology Pratt Whitney STF 529 turbofan is used for propulsion and trunk pressurization. Author
- Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles