Top Down View / CONFIDENTIAL
The Patented 940 cargo hold is 35 feet wide, and kept afloat at or near the surface when static or going slow by two side helium-filled tubes, 55 feet in diameter, and 940 feet long. Each wingspan is 300 feet. Aerospace Engineers at Lockheed Martin and GE agreed these wings can begin to create lift at 60 MPH and achieve max lift around 200 MPH.
Each Wingspan max lift is 1,100 tons, roughly twice that of a 747 aircraft. Eight wings combine to lift nearly 9,000 tons. Under payload, our estimated ship weight is 15,000 tons. The Founder’s patent pending propulsion system with three 50,000 -100,000 hp gas turbines, turning counter-rotating surface propellers will push this loaded ship to 70 mph. At 60 mph the wings fold out and begin to lift, the helium tubes are lifted from the water, so the ship accelerates as resistance is reduced. Planning off on the center hull, the propellers pitch increases to continue tremendous propulsion to 300 mph. This speed is assisted by the center of each forward wing fitted with two 65,000 ft lbs of thrust turbofans. Eight total engines combine to 520,000 ft lbs of thrust, therefore: 300 + mph. Length overall is 1,030 feet. (We will build a 500 to 600-foot Prototype with four or five ship wings to be placed into service after sea trials).
Side View 1:
Wings Folded Back, Tubes are Lowered Down to the Water: 3-10 mph, in ports
The drawings provide a close scale and general design concepts only.
How It Works
As the ships accelerate up to speeds around 60 mph they will plane off on our center 35-foot wide aluminum hull, at which point our Ship Wings fold out to create additional lift. The wings are also to be fixed with large turbofans creating a combined 560,000 foot pounds of thrust. Speed then increases as air speed over the wings increases, reaching lift of 8,000 tons or more with potential ship speed reaching 300 mph.
The initial push is planned to be provided by three 50,000 to 100,000 shaft horsepower turbo-shaft engines. These turbo-shafts will spin our Patent Pending: Multi-Pitch, Trimmed, Counter Rotating Surface Drives.
Counter rotating increases fuel efficiency by as much as 25% over a single propeller in the water. Surface drives are also 25% more efficient than a single submerged propeller. As a result our fuel efficiency is designed to be 50% more efficient than today’s large cargo ships spinning a massive single propeller per shaft submerge under the ship.
Each 980 foot ship crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in sixteen hours is projected to consume up to $600,000 in natural gas.
Our Cargo Containers and Services
United States trucking operates 53 foot trailers that are stacked for rail movement across the country. As the fleet is being built we will seek the cooperation of a few larger trucking firms to reinforce their trailers to be stacked three high for loading completely protected inside our high speed ship lower cargo hold. With our 35 foot wide beam we will build a large enough ship to carry 200 cargo/truck trailers, lifted from their chassis and stacked prior to loading into our lower roll on/roll off, rear loading container cargo hold.
Each one way crossing of the Atlantic Ocean at 70% load capacity we project grossing $1,386,000 from containers, another $250,000 from express parcels carried for UPS, FedEx, the Post Office, and DHL, and 50% of our 2,200 passenger capacity to gross $286,000 per each one way trip. This income will be augmented by our daily coastal container shuttle service, parking fees, beverage revenue, etc., and leased ship cost center income; totaling billions to be grossed in our first full year of operations.
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