TECHNICAL SPEC

ThrustWSH Facts and figures

CRAFT TYPE

Four Point Hydroplane

POWER

Jet Thrust – Up to 111245 N (25000 lbf)

PROJECTED MAXIMUM SPEED

400+mph (643+kph)

MEASUREMENTS

Length – 12.2 m (40 ft)

Width – 2.88 m (9.45 ft)

Height over hull – 1.72 m (5.64 ft)

Height over fins – 2.71 m (8.89 ft)

WEIGHT

7000 kg (15432 lb)

STATIC WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION

65% forward / 35% aft (approx.)

MAXIMUM ACCELERATION

1.3 G

SHORTEST DISTANCE TO OBTAIN MAXIMUM SPEED

2.7 statute miles

SHORTEST DECELERATION DISTANCE

1.9 statute miles

RECORD DISTANCE

1 statute mile

MINIMUM TOTAL DISTANCE REQUIRED

5.6 statute mile (plus runoff distance)

Acceleration vs Speed graph

ThrustWSH accelerates away quickly as the jet engine increases thrust, but meets increasing resistance from the water until it lifts itself clear of the surface and rides on the planing shoes, accelerating away again.

Distance vs Speed graph

As the speed increases, so does the distance travelled. At maximun speed, ThrustWSH has covered almost 3 miles as it approaches the “measured mile” over which it will be timed. It will then need another 2 miles to slow down, before turning round and doing it all over again for a two way record.

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