British Experience With Propulsion Machinery for Air Cushion Vehicles PUBLIC ACCESS

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M. L. Woodward

Rolls-Royce Ltd., Ansty, Coventry, England

Paper No. 68-GT-36, pp. V001T01A036; 15 pages
  • ASME 1968 Gas Turbine Conference and Products Show
  • ASME 1968 Gas Turbine Conference and Products Show
  • Washington, DC, USA, March 17–21, 1968
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7987-0
  • Copyright © 1968 by ASME


The paper outlines the position of the areo gas turbine engine as applied to the marine field, and illustrates the relationship of this work to the development of the Air Cushion Vehicle (Hovercraft) in Britain. A brief description is given of the installation of the Marine Gnome gas turbine in the SRN.5/6 Hovercraft and illustrates how the advent of these small craft suddenly resulted in extensive engine usage, together with the imposition of a wide variety of operating problems; some of the measures taken to keep pace from the engine viewpoint are covered in detail. Finally, there is a glimpse at second generation Hovercraft and the application of the Marine Proteus to these.

Copyright © 1968 by ASME
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