The article contains a review of the technological state of the hovercraft and hydrofoil industry including many of the problems associated with the design and operation of the craft. Problems such as drag reduction, cavitation and lift are discussed and possible solutions are reviewed. The article also discusses foil profiles, foil systems, seakeeping capabilities and stability and maneuverability of the craft. Tests and test results are discussed in conjunction with the above.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Kalerghi Publications

    51 Welbeck Street
    London W1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Schuster, S
  • Publication Date: 1971-12

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  • Accession Number: 00032649
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1978 12:00AM