U.S. Navy Hovercraft In Action

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The hovercraft is a Landing Craft Air Cushioned – LCAC – used by the U.S. Navy for amphibious operations.

Weight – 182 long tons (185 t) full load

Length – 87 feet 11 inches (26.4 meters)
Width – 47 feet (14.3 meters)
Crew – 5
Main armament – two 12.7 mm machine guns. Gun mounts will support: M2HB .50 cal machine gun; Mk 19 Mod 3 40 mm grenade launcher; M60 machine gun
Engine – gas turbine
Payload capacity – 60 tons (up to 75 tons in an overload condition)(54/68 metric tons)
Operational range – 200 NM at 40 kt (370 km at 75 km/h) with payload – 300 NM at 35 kt (550 km at 65 km/h)with payload
Speed – 40+ knots (46+ mph; 74 km/h) with full load, 70+ knots maximum speed

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