Military Hydrofoil Development.

The USS Pegasus Hydrofoil
The USS Pegasus, a hydrofoil concept from the US Navy

 

In the 1960’s, suddenly the hydrofoil seemed like a fertile area to explore in naval technology. Seafaring nations across the world began development on the hydrofoils all at the same time. Boeing and the United States Navy developed Patrol Hydrofoil Missileship (PHM). Or as the writer of Dark Roast Blend refers to it, a Jetski.

 

Hydrofoils
Hydrofoils

 

US military developed landing craft hydrofoils. Here is an experimental US Navy LVH model, designed by Lycoming Division of AVCO:

 

LSAT Hydrofoil
LSAT Hydrofoil

 

Soviet Cold War Hydrofoils Concepts
Soviet Cold War Hydrofoils Concepts

 

 

Soviet Cold War Hydrofoils Concepts
Soviet Cold War Hydrofoil Concept

 

Of course the Soviets were the first to develop a floating hydrofoil tank.

 

Source: Dark Roast Blend, Blogrolled Here

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3 thoughts on “Military Hydrofoil Development.”

  1. I just noticed the picture of the Lycoming LVH. My father designed it and was issued the initial patent(assigned to Lycoming of course). On my office shelf is the model and pictures of the testing. You made me proud of my dad all over again.

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