Tests of Towed Arrays of Air Cushion Amphibious Vehicles in Calm Water and Waves
Final rept. Jul-Nov 1982
STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN NJ DAVIDSON LAB
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Amphibious tracked vehicles, supported by air cushions, were towed in trains up to 4 units in calm water and waves. The ACV unrestrained arrays were tested as though being towed by a helicopter or by an LCAC Air Cushion Landing Craft up to speeds of 45 mph. Additional parameters included intervehicle spacing and track position. The towing force was found to be primarily a function of speed, number of units, and intervehicle spacing. Acceleration and pressure fluctuations were independent of configuration.
- Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles