THE 260-TON FRENCH AMPHIBIOUS HOVERCRAFT--NAVIPLANE N500

The Naviplane N 500 is an amphibious hovercraft which transports 400 passengers and 65 cars in 2.5-m waves at speeds of between 40 and 70 knots. This craft, which was produced by SEDAM-BERTIN, includes recent developments with a view to providing economical exploitation. For instance, it is the first double-deck hovercraft and also the largest. Power is provided by five Avco-Lycoming TF-40 gas turbines at moderate fuel consumption.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Guienne, P F
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 33-38
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194550
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM