TRACKED AIR CUSHION RESEARCH VEHICLE AERODYNAMIC ANALYSIS

Basic aerodynamic coefficients for the Tracked Air Cushion Research Vehicle (TACRV) are developed by analysis of data obtained during wind tunnel tests of a 1/10 scale model. Vehicle lift and drag are found to be primarily a function of the dynamic pressure to average cushion pressure ratio. Vehicle lift is 8370 lb at 300 mph (11,900 lb in a 60 mph crosswind at that speed), well below the vehicle cushion supported weight of 51,950 lb. Vehicle drag is 7920 lb at 300 mph; drag levels can be reduced 10-15 percent with an aft streamline tail fairing. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • For further information see also PB-212042.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Grumman Aerospace Corp.

    Bethpage, NY  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Pierson, J
    • Helgesen, J
  • Publication Date: 1971-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 77 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039868
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PMT-B4-R71-06
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-00005
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1973 12:00AM