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The Riverine Utility Craft (RUC)
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1971 by SAE International in United States
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The Navy's need for a craft to negotiate riverine areas led to the development of the Riverine Utility Craft (RUC). The RUC is supported and propelled by two counter-rotating screws, and can be classified as a “zero draft” craft. The prototype RUC has proved to be highly mobile in shallow water, mud, and marshy terrains and is capable of carrying 2000 lb of cargo or seven personnel.
CitationFales, W., Amick, D., and Schreiner, B., "The Riverine Utility Craft (RUC)," SAE Technical Paper 710232, 1971, https://doi.org/10.4271/710232.
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