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Mag-Lev For The Military

Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:02 am

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Conten...cles/000/000/006/766oumbi.asp?pg=1

This is quite interesting. When I first saw it, I thought it might be about levitating equipment on Submarines to reduce noise output for stealthiness.

Still, its a novel application of maglev, the main use I always assumed for it was transport and high speed rail.

Its kind of like a new definition of the protect the egg problem...
 
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RE: Mag-Lev For The Military

Sat Mar 04, 2006 6:49 am

So, in the example in the last paragraphs, they plan in levitating the SEATS? LOL!

Quote:
The successor to the Mark V is the Sea Fighter (formerly the X-Craft), a 262-foot, 1,000-ton, aluminum catamaran that travels up to 50 knots on the high seas. This led Cohen to "look at decoupling the human from the impact of the craft using this magnetic levitation, and that was sort of the genesis of the seats that you see today."

Cats are way smoother than monohulls. Regular cushioned seats should do fine.

>that Sea King looks like over-kill to me. Also, not very manuverable and more limited in regards to shallow waters compared to the Mark V<

But anyways, as far as reducing vibration (motors).. I guess that's a good idea, just not sure how feasible that would be.

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