GAS TURBINE INSTALLATIONS FOR AIR CUSHION VEHICLE LIFT AND PROPULSION POWER -- THE AALC JEFF CRAFT

One of the craft being developed under this program, the high performance air cushion vehicle (ACV) JEFF Craft, is the mainstay of this concept. Two contractors, Bell Aerospace and Aerojet Liquid Rocket Company are about to begin systems checkout and shakedown tests on the first advanced development crafts, the JEFF (A) and JEFF (B). This paper discusses the installation features of the Lycoming TF40 Marine Gas Turbine, Which provides the lift and propulsive power for both craft. In particular, the intake and exhaust, electrical and control, mounting, starting, and lube and fuel systems interfaces are examined and compared.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Smith, C H
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157636
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 77-GT-71
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM