Practical information based on foreign press reports on designing and operation of air-cushion vessels is presented. Principal dimensions and operating characteristics, hull strength, stability and maneuverability are discussed. A comparative cost-accounting estimate is given for ferry and transport applications of ACV for lines from 15 to 4000 miles long. ACV operation in different sea states is compared by variant of the air-cushion principle involved in ships built by British, American, Japanese, French, and other manufacturing companies. Engineering problems in designing long distance transport ACV are treated near the end of the book. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Trans. of Mono. Suda na Vozdushnoi Podushke, Leningrad, 1971, 212p.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Foreign Science and Technology Center

    220 7th Street, NE
    Charlottesville, VA  United States  22901
  • Authors:
    • Zlobin, G P
    • Simonov, Y A
  • Publication Date: 1971-10-28

Media Info

  • Pagination: 249 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00028950
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FSTC-HT-23-1586-71
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 1972 12:00AM