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TugCowboy

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Modern Aluminium Landing Craft profile?
« on: June 11, 2015, 08:49:19 AM »

Hi Guys,

I fancy having a go at scratch building a fun project and rather like the idea of the Jet powered aluminium landing craft:




They seem to normally be built by small companies in low numbers to order and worked hard, as such I haven't been able to find much online about the shape of the hull.
The rest of it is a pretty simple shape and can be worked out quite easily but does anyone, ideally, have any plans for a similar craft or any ideas where I might find decent pics of the shape of the hulls?

Many thanks,

Alex
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Re: Modern Aluminium Landing Craft profile?
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2015, 07:11:26 PM »

Take the top off a Transit Van. O0
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Re: Modern Aluminium Landing Craft profile?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2015, 09:58:10 PM »

MacDuff Ship Design:  http://www.macduffshipdesign.com/work/eccwestermdetails.htm
Workboat photo gallery: http://www.macduffshipdesign.com/gallery.htm#Workboats
Click on any photo for plans.

A.F. Theriault & Son: http://www.aftheriault.com/en/boats/barges
Click on any photo for a small collection of photos for each vessel.

Have fun! - Tom
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Re: Modern Aluminium Landing Craft profile?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2015, 02:22:16 AM »

I would think the hull bottom would be completely flat, no v, no rocker, no tunnels.  It is probably about 3:1 length to beam ration, the hull sides are flared out a bit, and a simple angled ramp on the front.  Not much freeboard either. 


The hull shape is probably very similar to that of an airboat, they are even designed for similar purposes ( fast speeds, shallow water), just with different propulsion systms.

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Re: Modern Aluminium Landing Craft profile?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2015, 09:30:18 AM »

You might find this interesting; http://www.alnmaritec.co.uk/

They build something similar to your picture.
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Re: Modern Aluminium Landing Craft profile?
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2015, 10:15:43 AM »

Hi Tug Cowboy
I was looking to see if model boat mag was available as a app for the iPad and it is ,and it just happened that the example in the App Store had an artical about the very thing you are looking for ,sorry I did not see which month it was .
David
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Re: Modern Aluminium Landing Craft profile?
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2015, 09:28:17 PM »

Have a look at my 28mm jet build over here. Close to what you are considering.......

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2260256


Also:

http://www.munsonboats.com/

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