Military Hydrofoil Development.

by Daniel Russ on July 16, 2012

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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Marek Beckett October 20, 2012 at 6:59 am

im interested in amphibious forces, hydrofoils are good against torpedoes

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