Lightweight Diesel Applications in the United States Coast Guard 660467
This paper describes the need and potential for lightweight diesel powerplants for marine usage and discusses briefly the Coast Guard's effort in this area.
The diesel engine provides reduced fire hazard and low operating costs, but contemporary diesels cannot deliver the power requirements necessary for high speed operations. The Coast Guard's test program of special turbocharged engines is described, as is the development of a prototype engine of low specific weight.
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