The Tucumcari is a 75-ft gunboat that displaces 60-t and operates at speeds above 40 knots. It is the Navy's first waterjet-propelled, submerged-foil hydrofoil gunboat; its propulsion is provided by a 3200-hp turbine engine driving an aluminum centrifugal pump that expels 29,000 gpm. Details are given for the following key features--the canard foil arrangement (single foil forward, main foils aft); the negative (dropped) anhedral on the afterfoils; the turbine-driven, foilborne, waterjet propulsion system; and the electronic/hydraulic control system.

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Myers, G R
  • Publication Date: 1970-6

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  • Accession Number: 00019111
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1971 12:00AM