: transport vehicle that
moves on a cushion of air.
: apparatus that detects objects through the use of microwaves.
: supporting post.
: two-bladed apparatus that provides motion.
: steering device.
: apparatus that prevents drift.
Lift-fan air intake
: opening to allow air to enter.
Main level drive gear box
: compartment that contains and protects
the gear mechanism.
: part of the flexible skirt.
: opening on the side wall that provides access
to the passenger cabin.
: lower flexible part.
Bow door ramp
: opening at the front.
: cubicle from which a hovercraft is operated.
EN : Amphibian
FR : Véhicule
ES : Vehículo
An amphibious vehicle, is a vehicle or
craft, that is a means of transport, viable on land as well as on water,
just like an amphibian. This definition applies equally to any land and
water transport, small or large, powered or unpowered, ranging from amphibious
bicycles, ATVs, cars, buses, trucks, RVs, and military vehicles, all the
way to the very largest hovercrafts. Classic landing craft are generally
not considered amphibious vehicles, although they are part of amphibious
assault. Nor are Ground effect vehicles, such as Ekranoplans.