Lift and Propulsion Systems



The WIG designers’ choice of lift and propulsion system configuration is strongly driven by the WIG overall configuration itself. The classic WIG has a main-wing configuration to create a dynamic cushion without assistance of bow thrusters and so the designer can concentrate on the main propulsor location(s) and the transmission from the engine(s).


Propulsion System Wing Loading Turbofan Engine Exhaust Flow Lift System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Marine Design and Research Institute of China (MARIC)ShanghaiPR China
  2. 2.A/S Norske ShellTanangerNorway
  3. 3.Teledyne Continental MotorsMobileUSA

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