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By J. R. Amyot

The amphibious versatility, marine pace and coffee footprint strain have given the hovercraft a task in really expert functions. between them are seek and rescue, emergency scientific companies, army and arctic operations, icebreaking, patrol, legislation enforcement, ferries, and leisure actions resembling racing. to satisfy those calls for, the hovercraft has passed through significant improvement in view that its inception. A entire and well timed overview of the research, layout, operation, economics and functions of hovercraft is gifted during this quantity through a group of hugely certified specialists. the themes lined diversity from first rules to the state of the art, with broad references to present literature. the general presentation is meant to not exceed the ultimate yr point of undergraduate engineering. The advent and precis sections of all chapters are meant to provide a qualitative seize of the cloth lined with no need to learn all of the technical parts. In various levels, the amount will attract managers, decision-support employees, operators, technologists, undergraduate scholars, and somebody getting into the hovercraft box or looking an creation to it

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As part of Technical Transport ownership in 1972, Vosper Inc. (TTI) in 1969). bought the company After another change of in 1980 Hovermarine which went into liquidation in February 1986. S. interests and formed as Hovermarine versions depending on the needs of the customer. Vosper On 21 July 1986 the and name changes, the Hovermarine serve the commercial transportation needs worldwide. ownership International. 2 has several Mark In its version, it has an all-up weight of 21 tonnes and carries 65 passengers at a calm-water speed of 18 m/s (35 knots).

13 ft) 13-bladed axial-flow fan through reduction gearing. 67 ft) diameter, four-bladed variable reversible-pitch propeller. 5 psi)) without causing damage. The amphibious nature of the cushioi. also provides the ability to travel over ice flows, snow and, in some cases, ice pressure ridges. It is not surprising, therefore, that the hovercraft has operated exten- sively in the cold regions of Northern Europe, Scandinavia, Canada, Alaska and in the Baltic. In 1970, ARPA (now DARPA, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) initiated a major effort to develop and demonstrate the necessary technology for missions.

The sonar's capability to detect. hull, the self-generated Also, unlike a conventional noise remains low even at high forward As new high-speed sonars become available, the advantages of the hover- craft should become even more evident. 7 in an MCM role, with a dipping sonar (like the Plessey 193M sonar transducer) sweeping the ocean floor for a bottom-laying mine. 7 Mk 20, for such missions. It is planned The mine neutraliza- tion device is shown moving in for the kill (Fig. 15). (iv) Low footprint pressure.

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