Accession Number : ADA096474

Title :   Test and Evaluation of the Bell-Halter 110-Foot Surface Effect Ship Demonstration Craft

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND DETACHMENT NORFOLK VA

Personal Author(s) : Spangler, Peter K.

PDF Url : ADA096474

Report Date : FEB 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 210

Abstract : A technical test and evaluation of the Bell-Halter 110-Foot Surface Effect Ship (SES) demonstration craft was performed during an intensive 30-day test period in the Norfolk, Virginia area. Comparative seaworthiness and towing tests were performed with an 82-foot USCG WPB. Other major test categories yielded speed, range, fuel consumption, directional stability, turning, acceleration, and noise characteristics. Limited maintainability and reliability information was compiled and manning and human factors considerations were studied. (Author)

Descriptors :   *TEST AND EVALUATION, *SURFACE EFFECT SHIPS, *SEAWORTHINESS, VELOCITY, STABILITY, MANEUVERABILITY, ACCELERATION, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, FUEL CONSUMPTION, NOISE, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, RANGE(DISTANCE), TOWING.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE