THE OPERATION OF HOVERCRAFT IN THE NEW YORK CITY METROPOLITAN AREA. VOLUME I. A TECHNICAL EVALUATION

The report, Volume 1 of a two volume set, examines the technical feasibility of using air cushion vehicles (ACV) in the inland waterways of the New York City metropolitan area. This evaluation was based on 1973 tests with a Wellington Class BH.7 hovercraft along routes representing the main corridors of activity of the New York City regional waterways. The hovercraft was a military configuration without weapons, heavily instrumented for trial and testing for military purposes, and not intended for use as a commercial vehicle. During the 3-day trials, data were collected on speed, docking procedures, fueling requirements, airport access, operating noise levels, and operational flexibility; and observations were made of performance, comfort and convenience. Portions of this document are not fully legible.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-251 235.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New York City Department of Transportation

    40 Worth Street
    New York, NY  USA  10013

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 79 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133188
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/TST-75-86
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-PS-40282
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 23 2002 12:00AM