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This paper reviews development of the axial flow surface effect vehicle, which is propelled clear of the surface by lift air, and cruises at a velocity two to four times as fast as a comparable hovercraft. A study based on a generalized edgeflow analysis illustrates the performance potential. Aerodynamic effects are more significant than aerostatic effects for this type which operates at a ram pressure equal to or higher than cushion pressure.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at AIAA/SNAME/USN Advanced Marine Vehicles Meeting, Annapolis, Maryland, July 17-19, 1972
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Jackes, A M
  • Publication Date: 1972-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00035186
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 72-602
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1972 12:00AM