Accession Number : AD0776997

Title :   U.S. Army Logistic Voyageur Hardening Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May-Nov 73,

Corporate Author : BELL AEROSPACE CO BUFFALO N Y

Personal Author(s) : Watts,S.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 220

Abstract : The object of this analysis was to determine cost and feasibility of modifying a commercial air cushion vehicle (ACV) to meet requirements of the U.S. Army. The ACV which most nearly met these requirements was the Bell craft 'Voyageur'. The analysis address the following six areas: inclusion of a bow ramp, incorporation of wheels, substitution of diesel engine powering for the gas turbines, turbine air filtration, container off-loading facility, and adequacy for operating in eight feet plunging surf. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Army operations, *Surface effect ships, Modification, Ramps, Control systems, Marine surface propulsion, Unloading, Structural properties

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE