Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Hovercraft coming to Kaneohe Bay

A new source of noise for Kaneohe.  

 Report says the LCAC vehicles will make no more noise than the aircraft currently using the Marine Corp Base Hawaii.  One difference, LCACs don't fly away.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | Feb 22, 2016 | by William Cole
Marine Corps Base Hawaii is looking at repurposing at least one of its pre-World War II seaplane ramps -- which figured in the Dec. 7, 1941, attack -- for a 21st-century need: big hovercraft that ferry equipment from ship to shore.The Landing Craft, Air Cushion vehicles, with two giant fans for propulsion, are more often seen hitting the beach at Bellows during training by visiting amphibious ships.

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