Accession Number:

ADA133804

Title:

LACV-30 Increased Payload Study.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Sep 82-Apr 83.

Corporate Author:

BELL AEROSPACE TEXTRON WHEATFIELD NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

141.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes the results of a six-month study directed at investigating a number of potential improvements to the U.S. Armys LACV-30. The objective of this program has been to examine and evaluate various ways of increasing the LACV-30s payload, without incurring a large increase in cost, or penalizing its performance, either over land or over water, in varying sea state conditions. The work performed identified several potential improvements which could be beneficial to the LACV-30, giving it greater load-carrying capacity. These include 1 A reduction in the exit area of the stern seal cones 2 Reversal of the direction of rotation of the LACV-30s port side lift fan, with a corresponding adjustment of the volutes to direct the flow of the air from the fan to the stern and side bags, and 3 Replacement of the LACV-30 lift fans, with new fans designed to operate at pressures and flow rates better matched with the seal system requirements.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE