A TECHNICAL SUMMARY OF AIR CUSHION CRAFT DEVELOPMENT

A brief review is given of the technical status of the state-of-the-art in air cushion craft as it exists today. The designation "air cushion craft" is all encompassing, in that it covers all craft operating close to the surface and relying on a cushion of air to generate significant portions of their lift. It includes both the amphibious craft known as air cushion vehicles (ACV) or hovercraft and the nonamphibious craft known as surface effect ships (SES). Where applicable, the technology of other special uses of the air cushion is called upon to illustrate a point.

  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center

    Bethesda, MD  United States  20084
  • Authors:
    • Mantle, P J
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 367 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136294
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DTNSRDC-4727
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM