General News

  • Change the way you think for better solutions

    Posted Jul 26th, 2012 in General News With | 12 Comments omaha-landing

    The original concept for a ‘landing craft’ revolved around the basic requirement to unload vehicles and men onto a beach. The vessel must remain in the edge of the breaker line because it’s a floating vessel which by definition requires water. The front part of the craft is a door which also acts as a bridge to make the process of unloading from a floating object onto solid ground easier. All good so far but there are some fundamental problems with this ‘old’ design philosophy.

    During a typical opposed landing, the enemy is expecting you so the beach is mined, and all of his defensive positions are focused on that narrow strip where the land meets the sea. As soon as the door drops on your landing craft, the enemy targets the hinge area with the result that the first vehicle becomes immobilized and acts as a very effective ‘bung’ to prevent the rest of the craft from unloading. Not good so far.

    In order for your assault troops to disembark, they too have to pass through this wall of fire which is focused on the doorway. If mines are present they then have another problem to contend with and they haven’t even got off the beach yet.

    The ideal scenario is, the landing craft approaches the beach at high speed, it doesn’t stop at the breaker line but passes right through it and carries on up the beach, as soon as the craft stops, vehicles and men pour off the sides so that they all are fully deployed in seconds, the craft then reverses off the beach as fast as it came.

    If I were a military commander and I was presented with a choice of landing craft, I would go for the high speed, rapid unloading and fully maneuverable option in preference to the one that dumps its cargo in a queue in the surf through a small opening with a ‘shoot here’ label.

    The modern hovercraft has undergone various design updates since its original conception by Sir Christopher Cockrell back in 1956. I have recently re-visited the hovercraft design with some dramatic results. In its present form the hovercraft can solve the problem of delivering men and machines beyond the breaker line, but there are other problems when operating a hovercraft, such as speed, noise, sea-state, damage susceptibility, maneuverability and stealth. This is not a complete list by any means but it is a list of problems that have already been addressed by Maricuda Ltd.

    If you base a new design on what has gone before you will simply end up with an improved version of an existing design. If you re-visit the requirement upon which the original design was based, there’s a very good chance that you will end up with a more efficient solution.

    Article submitted to the Royal Institution of Naval Architects on 24th July 2012 for inclusion in ‘Warship Technology’  journal.

    by D. Aitken

    • delicious
    • digg
    • reddit

Leave a Reply


Comments (12)

Reply
Nike Air Jordan 1985 Of 2003 » 12. Aug, 2014

during your take in don’t decide ceramics, materials, martial art gold, and / or have discovered concept sculpture.
Nike Air Jordan 1985 Of 2003
[url=http://citycamptunisia.org/KGM/Nike-Air-Jordan-1985-Of-2003-038156.chtml]Nike Air Jordan 1985 Of 2003[/url]

Reply
Emil » 14. Nov, 2014

outstanding post Generally Document recently won’t examnie post with web record, however Recently i need to share that the particular write-up really required everybody considering to not indicate to may subsequently! A penning taste is usually amazed pretty much ever

Reply
louis vuitton wallet keychain usa » 18. Oct, 2014

Wow! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It’s on a totally different subject but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Excellent choice of colors!
louis vuitton wallet keychain usa

Reply
Yzam » 14. Nov, 2014

excellent composed litlte bit Preserve all of the truly amazing outstanding publish, Document examine quantity of articles applying this website along with Document think the net blog is usually really interesting as well as has acquired versions with regards to great information .

Reply
life insurance rates » 06. Feb, 2015

I have been so bewildered in the past but now it all makes sense!

Reply
Eimy » 14. Nov, 2014

top high-quality report you are genalerly truly getting some type of good web business operator. This word broad internet website performing velocity is usually incredible. It similar to feels you choose to are accomplishing any type of unique approach. In add-on, This materi

Reply
Pedro » 12. Feb, 2015

I’ve to confess that i sometimes get bored to read the whole thing however i feel you may add some value. Bravo !

Reply
Junior » 23. Feb, 2015

Haha, glad you liked it Stacy. And, you are correct, erevyone needs a little kick in the behind from time-to-time. Once you think you’re good enough you settle and stop improving. Here’s to always improving and sucking less!

Reply
cheap insurance » 01. Apr, 2015

I just cant stop reading this.  Its so cool, so full of information that I just didnt know.  Im glad to see that people are actually writing about this issue in such a smart way, showing us all different sides to it.  Youre a great blogger.  Please keep it up.  I cant wait to read whats next.

Reply
Qamer » 06. Apr, 2015

There are at least ten distributed sacoil network attempts that are going nowhere besides Diaspora. looks nice from a technical standpoint.And there are at least a thousand discussions about Facebook being scary and a distributed network being necessary on HN. But Facebook will have to significantly screw up their product before this idea gets serious attention. That will take a while.Meanwhile the next junky internet gimmick may be centralized, like Instagram or Path.

Reply
Faites vos achats New Balance Running 1400 Orange Argent Femmes » 02. Oct, 2015

Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your content seem to be running off the screen in Opera. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know. The style and design look great though! Hope you get the issue fixed soon. Kudos

Reply
EarlQMolla » 15. Sep, 2016

WOW just what I was searching for. Came here by searching for news

©Maricuda Marine Technology. Website by Actin Web Marketing