Accession Number : AD0379260

Title :   AN EVALUATION OF THE WING-IN-GROUND EFFECT (WIG) TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT CONCEPT.

Descriptive Note : Research and development rept.,

Corporate Author : DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON D C AERODYNAMICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Comisarow,Paul ; Brasseur,Gary W.

Report Date : NOV 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : An evaluation was made of the 'wing in ground effect' (WIG) interface vehicle as a cargo transport. The WIG aircraft designs, with high lift/drag ratios, showed significant increases in payload-range over current and proposed cargo aircraft (specifically, the c-141 and the C-5A). However,results indicate that the C-5A cargo aircraft would have a somewhat higher productivity than the WIG cargo transport. The large differences in cruise speed between these aircraft negated the excellent payload-range capabilities of the WIG aircraft concept. The unique qualities of the WIG may be more effectively utilized in other specialized military aircraft applications.

Descriptors :   (*TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, GROUND EFFECT), DESIGN, AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), EFFECTIVENESS, AIR TRANSPORTATION, CARGO, JET TRANSPORT PLANES, LIFT, DRAG, RANGE(DISTANCE), TURBOPROP ENGINES

Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE