THE HYBRID VEHICLE CONCEPT FOR SHORT RANGE INTERCITY TRANSPORT

A SHORT-RANGE INTERCITY AIR CUSHION VEHICLE, WHICH MAKES A TRANSITION TO AERODYNAMIC LIFT AT TAKE-OFF IS DESCRIBED. SOME OF THE ADVANTAGES INCLUDE SHORT TAKE-OFF AND LANDING ON LAND OR WATER, ALL WEATHER OPERATION, HIGH SAFETY BECAUSE OF LOW TAKE-OFF AND AND LANDING SPEED, SHALLOW GLIDE ANGLE, ECONOMY OF SAFETY BECAUSE OF LOW TAKE-OFF AND LANDING SPEED, SHALLOW GLIDE ANGLE, ECONOMY OF OPERATION AND LOW INITIAL COST. THE VEHICLE'S OPERATIONAL SYSTEM AND CERTAIN DETAILS OF ITS DESIGN ARE SUMMARIZED. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Transportation Research Institute
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
  • Authors:
    • Gouse, S W
    • Porcupile, J C
  • Publication Date: 1970

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 79 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241043
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 17 1972 12:00AM