A completely unobstructed loading deck is adaptable to a great variety of loads. The deck is roofed, with a clearance height of 14 ft, and either drive-on drive-off arrangements or overhead loading through hatches is provided for. The craft could lie alongside a quay or climb a beach (gradient up to 80%) to a convenient loading area. The structure consists of two units articulated about the transverse center line and with detachable end sections. The articulation is primarily intended to provide a degree of flexibility when the craft moves from a level to an inclined surface but also enables the craft to be split into two operationally independent units.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 377-389

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  • Accession Number: 00135851
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1978 12:00AM