1963-01-01

Maritime Administration Surface Effect Ship 630226

Use of ground effect to provide an effectively infinite aspect ratio to an aerodynamically designed surface effect ship is explained, and integration of improved translational characteristics with GEM jet hovering is discussed. A suspension system for the ship's economical operation over wave surfaces is outlined, and results of test craft aspects of the 100 ton ship are presented. The economic potential of surface effect ships, their possible use as cargo and passenger carriers, and their value as a stimulus to American maritime trade are pointed out. The history of the present program of research and development is also reviewed.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 18% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Download multiple Technical Papers each year? TechSelect is a cost-effective subscription option to select and download 12-100 full-text Technical Papers per year. Find more information here.
X