WIT Press


A New Method Of Transportation In Mongolia: Wing-In-Surface-Effect Craft

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040521

Volume

75

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

675 kb

Author(s)

S. Kubo, H. Akimoto & B. Gombodorj

Abstract

Transportation in Mongolia is not sufficient to meet the requirement for modernization of the country. To improve it, a huge amount of construction of infrastructure is necessary. Its cost is many times larger than that citizens can bare. We need a new method of transportation in Mongolia. The necessary items of the new method are a) high speed to cover a large area of the land, b) low cost without a large scale of infrastructure and c) easy to operate, repair and maintenance. Wing-In-Surface-Effect craft is a hopeful method of transportation. It can fly at 1-3 m altitude at a speed of 150-400 km/h. The present authors started a joint project between Japan and Mongolia to realize a Wing-In-S

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