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ELEGANCE - LUXURY - PERFORMANCE

AIR FORM  AF18

an 18 passenger Hovercraft

OVERVIEW-

The AF18 features elegant design, ergonomic seating, impressive performance and seats 18 passengers in comfort.

Need to do long trips? there's an optional removable HEAD (toilet).

Powered by a 500hp turbo diesel engine.

 

CABIN-

The cabin is spacious enough to seat 18 passengers & two crew members.

The (optional) quick install removable HEAD (toilet) is ideal for those lengthy day trips.

Passenger seats are removable & modular. The (standard) seat backs fold down so bulky light loads can be hauled or the seat bases can be quickly removed for hauling large heavier loads.

 

COCKPIT-

The cockpit has a clean modern layout which is well appointed.

Featuring a large 12" color LCD Radar/GPS screen centrally mounted in the main dash panel for navigation.

Including a 7" color LCD screen for engine monitoring is located just to the left side of the operator.

 

INGRESS & EGRESS-

Main entrance/exit is via a spacious sliding door, spanning the width of the cabin.

The doorway is 1.8 meters (5' 11") long, which telescopes over the rear cabin section.

The craft can be operated with the door in the full open position, or anywhere in-between.

 

LIFT FANS-

Twin centrifugal lift fans, hydrostatically driven via the engine provide lift.

The lift fans can be slowed down or sped up during maneuvering, independent of propeller speed.

 

PROPELLER-

The propulsion propeller features a fixed pitch prop with reverse.

The propeller is hydraulically driven, eliminating shafts, belts, pulleys and bearings!

 

ENGINE-

This model features the reliable & powerful GM "DURAMAX" 6.6 liter turbo diesel engine.

Custom tuned for 500hp!

The engine room is accessible from within the craft.

 

MANEUVERABILITY-

Craft maneuverability is superior due to the combination of three independent control devices.

1. Rudders, provide steering 2. Elevators, provide fore & aft trim 3. "ABC" (active body roll control) system banks the craft into the turn (or can be used to check cross winds).

 

SKIRT SYSTEM-

The skirt system is dynamically stable under adverse conditions (weather or terrain related). With an impressive isolated obstacle clearance, of up to 0.8 meter. A smooth ride is ensured!

 

TRANSPORTABLE-

Legal transport width is possible due to the quick folding side-panels.

The craft can be prepared for transport (via the optional trailer) within 20 minutes. with a crew of two.

Once the craft is on-site, only 10 minutes is needed for craft deployment. with a crew of two.

 

CONSTRUCTION-

The body is a one piece fiberglass foam sandwich construction with a molded durable gelcoat finish.

*major advantages of foam sandwich construction is superior thermal and acoustic properties with no joints or rivets to leak!

 

 

AF18 base price FOB Wrangell, Alaska. USA

US$850,000

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

​                                                       metric                imperial

 

DIMENSIONS

Craft Length                                  10.25 m               33 ft. 7 in.

Craft Width                                    4.0 m                   13 ft. 1.5 in.

Craft Height                                   2.8 m                   9 ft. 2 in.

Cabin Length                                 6.4 m                  21 ft.

Cabin Width                                   1.8 m                  5 ft. 10.8 in.

Cabin Height                                  1.6 m                  5 ft. 3 in.

Aisle Width                                     0.66 m                2 ft. 2 in.

Cushion Height                              0.8 m                  2 ft. 7.5 in.

​Transport Width                             2.6 m                  8 ft. 6 in.

 

 

WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES

Craft Weight, empty                      4,000 kg               8,800 lbs.

Craft Weight, fully loaded              6,000 kg              13,250 lbs.

Fuel Capacity                                378 liters             100 US gal.

Crew                                              2

Max. Passengers                          18

 

 

ENGINE

Type                                              1x GM Duramax  (tuned)

Configuration                                 V8

Power @ 3,200 rpm                      367 kw                 500 hp

Torque @ 1,800 rpm                     1,152 Nm             850 lb-ft.

Fuel Type                                      Diesel

 

 

PERFORMANCE

Max. Speed                                  100 km/h              54 knots

Cruise Speed                                74 km/h                40 knots

Max. Wave Height                        1.6 m                    5 ft. 3 in.

Max. Wind Speed                         46 km/h                25 knots

​Range @ cruise speed                 1,000 km              540 knots

 

Models ranging from 6 to 46 passengers

 

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