Accession Number : ADD000280

Title :   Ground Handling Wheels for Air Chushion Landing Gear.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Taylor,Robert M

Report Date : 30 Apr 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent relates to an air cushion vehicle support system having an inflatable, flexible, air cushion trunk carried by the undersurface of a rigid body. The trunk has a lower peripheral surface provided to be supported by a cushion of air emitted therefrom and creating an escape gap between the lower peripheral surface and a reaction surface. A plurality of rollers are substantially recessed along the lower peripheral surface in a first position and are downwardly extendible to a second position substantially below the lower peripheral surface for continuous contact with the reaction surface during rolling of the vehicle thereon.

Descriptors :   *Air cushion vehicles, *Landing gear, *Patents, Inflatable structures, Rollers, Brakes, Springs, Extendable structures

Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE