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1. (US5335742) Ground effect vehicle

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 08164306 Application Date: 08.12.1993
Publication Number: 5335742 Publication Date: 09.08.1994
Grant Number: 5335742 Grant Date: 09.08.1994
Publication Kind : A
Prior PCT appl.: Application Number:DE90000792 ; Publication Number: Click to see the data
IPC:
B60V 1/15
B60V 1/00
B60V 1/22
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
V
AIR-CUSHION VEHICLES
1
Air-cushion vehicles
14
Propulsion; Control thereof
15
using part of the cushion-forming fluid
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
V
AIR-CUSHION VEHICLES
1
Air-cushion vehicles
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
V
AIR-CUSHION VEHICLES
1
Air-cushion vehicles
22
provided with hydrofoils
CPC:
B60V 1/22
Applicants: BLUM ALBERT
Inventors: Blum Albert
Agents: Brooks & Kushman
Priority Data: 3937240 09.11.1989 DE
Title: (EN) Ground effect vehicle
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

A floatable ground effect vehicle is provided with at least one wing arrangement, at least one thrust generator (10) seated in front of the wing arrangement and at least one airflow duct (14) from the thrust generator (10) which can be directed under the wing arrangement. So that the ground effect vehicle can also be designed for a larger number of passengers, the central region of the vehicle is designed as an elongated cabin (2) which is seated on a boat-type float or is itself design as the boat hull. Stub wings (3) arranged on both sides and distributed at equal distances are provided over the length of the passenger cabin (2), the stub wings enclosing a static pressure build-up space on their lower surface. At least one separate thrust generator (10) is installed in front of at least some stub wings (3), the thrust generator being connected or connectable to the respective static pressure build-up space by means of an airflow duct (14).


Also published as:
ES2044613EP0500558JPH05501390CA2073010WO/1991/007300