Accession Number : ADD003601

Title :   Planing Ski Conversion to Stand-Off Armor.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Kinder,Floyd A

Report Date : 05 Oct 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : An amphibious vehicle is provided with pivoted plates on either side for movement between an extended position approximately horizontal and a 'folded' position approximately vertical with respect to the normal position of the vehicle. A third plate may also be attached beneath and parallel to the bottom of the vehicle. These plates are so shaped that in the extended position they serve as planing skis and are fabricated from a material which will afford armor protection to the vehicle when the plates are in the folded or retracted position. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Planing surfaces, *Amphibious vehicles, Armor plate, Pivots, Extendable structures, Folding, Retractable, Tanks(Combat Vehicles)

Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles
      Marine Engineering
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE