Air Cushion Vehicle Readied for Testing
Tacoma, Wash.—High-performance air cushion vehicle competing for designation as the Marines Corps’ amphibious advanced assault landing craft for the 1980s is being readied here for over-water tryouts starting in June. The vehicle, under development for the Navy by the Marine Div. of Aerojet Liquid Rocket Co. of Sacramento, Calif., is intended for high-speed movement of wheeled and tracked vehicles and palletized cargo from an assault fleet at sea onto the beach, moving cargo onto dry land at speeds of up to 50 kt. Aerojet is competing with Bell Aerospace Textron.
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