A series of tests conducted in the vicinity of Houghton, Michigan, utilizing the SK-5 surface effect vehicle are discussed. The tests represent a continuation of an earlier study to investigate the interaction between surface effect vehicle and arctic terrain. The following tests were conducted and are reported on: evaluation of air cushion vehicle operations on railroad beds and on secondary roads; the identification of maneuver requirements as a function of vehicle characteristics; evaluation of air cushion vehicle operations on inland waterways; measurement of water speed, craft weight, and skirt drag; and analysis of dynamic response to geometric obstacles. (Author)

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  • Pagination: 64 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00048329
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CRREL-TR-240 Tech Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM