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Record 1 2016-02-25


Subject field(s)
  • Types of Ships and Boats
  • Hydroplanes and Hydrofoils
  • Special Water Transport

The sidewall ACV has several advantages over the amphibious craft, although its use is confined to water: first, water propellers can be used, allowing a much greater freedom of control, especially at low speeds; second, the sidewalls themselves give the craft better stability and reduce the problems that are inherent in all-round flexible skirts.

Key term(s)
  • sidewall air cushion vehicle
  • side-wall air cushion vehicle


  • Types de bateaux
  • Hydroglisseurs et hydroptères
  • Transports par bateaux spéciaux

Une mention spéciale doit être faite d'un genre d'aéroglisseur qui ne peut se déplacer que sur l'eau: c'est l'appareil "à parois latérales immergées", appelé "side-wall" en anglais, ou encore "captured air bubble" (CAB). Dans cet appareil (...) les parois latérales, rectilignes, plongent dans l'eau (...)


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