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A Review on the Aviation Piston Engine Power Assembly for the Air Cushion Boat,
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The aviation piston engine has a suitable power rating. The weight of the air cushion boat developed early was rather small, mostly ranging from 2-4 tons. The power rating of the air cushion boat is about 100-135 horsepowerton. According to this, a single engines power rating ranges from 200-500 horsepower. It is well known that this is exactly the most common power rating of an aviation piston engine and an air-cooled diesel engine.
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