Accession Number : ADD001175

Title :   Slantback, Compliant Surface Effect Vehicle Skirt.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Brooks,Eugene N , Jr

Report Date : 17 Jun 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The patent application relates to a configuration whereby the skirt of a surface effects vehicle is made up of a plurality of elements which are slanted toward the stern of the vessel. Each element partially rests upon and/or supports the adjacent elements. This configuration reduces skirt drag, cushion leakage, skirt wear, as well as reducing the impact forces transmitted to the vehicle itself.

Descriptors :   *Surface effect vehicles, *Skirts, Patents, Air cushion vehicles, Configurations, Drag reduction

Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE