My Hovercraft has the capability to operate over almost any flat surface including shallow water, ice, vegetation, mud, logs and debris, rapids and flood plains. Hovercraft are marine vessels which operate by creating a cushion of air between the hull of the vessel and the surface below.
-Width: 1432,546 cm
-Length: 2646,917 cm
-Height: 1249,097 cm
-Passengers (excluding crew): 120
-Maximum payload: 25 tonnes
-Maximum speed at full payload: 90 k/h (48,5 knots)
-Normal endurance hours: 20
-Engine type: 2 x MAN diesel engines
-Hull material: Marine grade alluminum
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An earlier entry described an ambitious Advanced ACV (Hovercraft).
Design iterations around the XFlo Blower arrangement showed problems which are taking longer than anticipated to resolve.
This interim Design shows the Main Intent of the Concept and incorporates known technologies that are going mainstream via Griffon Hoverwork in the United Kingdom.
1...The Lift System utilizes an Advanced Skirt Design which in principle follows the guidelines of the Griffon 995ED ACV
1,1 The Lift Fans are advanced mixed flow types individually powered by BLDC Motors providing asymmetrical delivery as required to the cushion
2...The Propulsion System utilizes ...
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The ship's power supply system ...