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Old 05-30-2011, 07:49 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JasonG View Post
I seem to recall the navy was experimenting with stepped hull design for high speed craft.
Stepped hull designs are nothing new.
It's been used on seaplanes and speedboats for about 100 years.

They got the idea from some shark or snake, memory not working.......scales/sawtooth shape.
Probably reinventing the theory and scaling the steps down while adding many more of them ?
It's been done with overlapping plates, on boats and aircraft alike.

If you do the same with a stepped rear deck, you end up approaching the aerodynamic template
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