BRITISH EXPERIENCE USING THE AERO DERIVED GAS TURBINE FOR MAIN PROPULSION IN AIR CUSHION VEHICLES AND FAST PATROL CRAFT

Outlines the experiences which have resulted from the application of two gas turbine engines (Proteus and Gnome) to provide main propulsion in marine craft. The emphasis is on the use of these engines in the Air Cushion Vehicle (Hovercraft). Summarizing the lessons learned with the Marine Proteus powering fast displacement craft, and the development of the engine for this role, the author then relates this work to the advent of Hovercraft.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper for the meeting March 26-30, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Woodward, M L
  • Publication Date: 1972-3-26

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039773
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Pap 72-GT-76
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 5 1974 12:00AM