Accession Number : ADA187804

Title :   Air Cushion Equipment Transporter (ACET) Design and Fabrication. Volume 1.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Aug 82-Dec 83,

Corporate Author : BELL AEROSPACE CANADA TEXTRON GRAND BEND (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Earl, T. D. ; DePuy, I. W. ; Tothill, G.

Report Date : JAN 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 127

Abstract : The Air Cushion Equipment Transporter (ACET) is designed as an air base survivability item, to transport vital heavy equipment (especially aircraft) across battle damaged terrain. This report presents the results of the first ACET program which consisted of the design, construction and testing of prototype vehicle. Based upon the design concept evolved for the AATS program, the ACET is essentially a lower performance derivative of the vehicle proposed for that program. Its construction follows closely the methods used in producing the LACV-30 and its cushion lift air system employs almost exclusively the hardware previously installed on the XC-8A aircraft used in the ACLS program. This report summarizes the design and construction of the prototype vehicle and presents the results of the test program with the ACET equipped with a full fingered skirt carrying an F101B aircraft to simulate realistic payloads. Keywords: Aircraft transport, Equipment transporter.

Descriptors :   *CARGO VEHICLES, *AIR CUSHION VEHICLES, AIRCRAFT, PROTOTYPES, TRANSPORT, VEHICLES, JET FIGHTERS, LAND TRANSPORTATION.

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE