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.
- Paper for the meeting March 26-30, 1972.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- Woodward, M L
- Publication Date: 1972-3-26
- Pagination: 19 p.
- TRT Terms: Air cushion vehicles; Gas turbines; Performance; Propulsion
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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