1983-08-08

JETFOIL - The Wave of the Future 831192

JETFOIL is presented as a hydrofoil with unique capabilities operating world-wide, year-around as a high speed transportation system. A brief historical summary of the JETFOIL program is discussed as well as where the hydrofoils are in-service and the achievement of high fleet reliability. The configuration features of Boeing hydrofoils such as foil arrangement, automatic control, gas turbines and waterjet propulsion are discussed as they affect the specific hydrofoil attributes of speed, ride comfort and agility. Present and future JETFOIL applications in the role of resource protection, offshore transportation, and naval coastal patrol are also presented.

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