In 1970 the U.S. Navy undertook another major effort in air cushion vehicle technology. While the SES 100, a rigid sidewall craft, was being built, two Navy contracts were signed under the Amphibious Assault Landing Craft Program to design and build a fully amphibious air cushion vehicle. Although the major Research and Development effort in the AALC Program in support of the craft was performed by the two contractors, the Navy also undertook some research effort. This paper discusses Research and Development effort in the AALC Program addressed by the Navy, major ACV technologies--their importance to craft performance and direction for future R&D effort--and outlines the basis for the ACV design criteria development.

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Wachnik, Z G
  • Publication Date: 1973-8

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 65-78
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  • Accession Number: 00050280
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM