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LACoFD Heavy Rescue 103 and USAR 103
LACoFD Heavy Rescue 103 and USAR 103 @ 2011 Public Safety Fair - Mayfair
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U.S. Navy Hovercraft drives on public beach
i was hangin out at my house watchin tv and stuff, and i see a huge
hovercraft beach onto the Alamitos Beach in Long Beach, California. I
don't know why it was there and why it came there, i just filmed it and
wanted to show you all. It was funny, cause they started to do dough-nuts
in the harbor when it left.
Navy LCAC Hovercrafts Docking on USS Kearsarge | AiirSource
Marines assigned to Weapons Co., Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 3/2, 26th
Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), are transported, via landing craft, air
cushion (LCAC), from the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) to a simulated raid mission
and back, near Onslow Beach, N.C. The 26th MEU is conducting Composite
Training Unit Exercise, the final phase of a six-month pre-deployment
training program. The 26th MEU operates continuously across the globe,
providing the president and unified combatant commanders with a
forward-deployed, sea-based quick reaction force. The MEU is a Marine
Air-Ground Task Force capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis
response and limited contingency operations. Produced by U.S. Marine Corps
motion media. Video by Cpl. Chris Stone | 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit
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The last hovercraft
On October 2000, we organized a light hovercraft meeting in Calais to say "
farewell " to our big brothers.
It was the first time I appeared in a GB TV program....
WORLDS LARGEST HOVERCRAFT Russian Zubr-class Project 1232.2 defending Russia
A hovercraft, also known as an air-cushion vehicle or ACV, is a craft
capable of travelling over land, water, mud or ice and other surfaces both
at speed and when stationary. Hovercraft are hybrid vessels operated by a
pilot as an aircraft rather than a captain as a marine vessel.
Hovercraft use blowers to produce a large volume of air below the hull that
is slightly above atmospheric pressure. The pressure difference between the
higher pressure air below the hull and lower pressure ambient air above it
produces lift, which causes the hull to float above the running surface.
For stability reasons, the air is typically blown through slots or holes
around the outside of a disk or oval shaped platform, giving most
hovercraft a characteristic rounded-rectangle shape. Typically this cushion
is contained within a flexible "skirt", which allows the vehicle to travel
over small obstructions without damage.
The first practical design for hovercraft derived from a British invention
in the 1950s to 1960s. They are now used throughout the world as
specialised transports in disaster relief, coastguard, military and survey
applications as well as for sport or passenger service. Very large versions
have been used to transport hundreds of people and vehicles across the
English Channel whilst others have military applications used to transport
tanks, soldiers and large equipment in hostile environments and terrain.
Although now a generic term for the type of craft, the name Hovercraft
itself was a trademark owned by Saunders-Roe (later British Hovercraft
Corporation (BHC), then Westland), hence other manufacturers use of
alternative names to describe the vehicles.
The Zubr-class (Project 1232.2 class, NATO reporting name Pomornik) is a
class of air-cushioned landing craft of Soviet design. This class of
military hovercraft is, as of 2012, the world's largest hovercraft. It
is designed to sealift landing assault units (such as marines or tanks)
from equipped/non-equipped vessels to non-equipped shore, as well as
transport and plant mines.
There are currently nine ships in active service in the world. The Zubr is
used by the Russian, Ukrainian, and Greek navies. The transfer of the
Kefalonia (L- 180), the first of two Zubr hovercraft purchased by
Greece, to the Hellenic Navy marked the first time that a Russian-made
ship was purchased by the navy of a NATO member.
High strength and buoyancy of the craft are provided by a rectangular
pontoon, the main load-carrying part of the ship's hull. The superstructure
built on the pontoon is divided into 3 compartments with two longitudinal
bulkheads: combat material compartment in the midsection fitted with tank
ramps, and outboard sections housing main and auxiliary propulsion units,
troop compartments, living quarters, and NBC protection systems. To improve
working conditions in the battle stations, troop compartments and living
quarters are fitted with air-conditioning and heating-systems,
sound/heat-insulating coatings, and structures made of vibration damping
materials. The ship provides normal conditions for the crew to take meals
Personnel are protected against the effects of weapons of mass destruction
by airtight sealing of combat stations, crew and troop compartments,
augmented with individual gas masks and protection suits. The ship is also
protected from magnetic influence mines with an active system to compensate
for the magnetic fields generated by the ship and transported materials.
The central command post and MS-227 device compartments are strengthened
with alloy armor.
The Zubr landing craft has a cargo area of 400 square metres (4,300 sq ft),
and a fuel capacity of 56 tons. It can carry three main battle tanks (up
to 150 tonnes), or ten armoured vehicles with 140 troops (up to 131
tonnes), or 8 armoured personnel carriers of total mass up to 115 tonnes,
or 8 amphibious tanks or up to 500 troops (with 360 troops in the cargo
At full displacement the ship is capable of negotiating up to 5-degree
gradients on non-equipped shores and 1.6m-high vertical walls. The Zubr
remains seaworthy in conditions up to Sea State 4. The vessel has a
cruising speed of 30-40 knots.
Russia Listeni/ˈrʌʃə/ or /ˈrʊʃə/ (Russian: Россия, tr.
Rossiya, IPA: [rɐˈsʲijə] ( listen)), also officially known as the
Russian Federation (Russian: Российская Федерация,
tr. Rossiyskaya Federatsiya, IPA: [rɐˈsʲijskəjə
fʲɪdʲɪˈrat͡sɨjə] ( listen)), is a country in northern Eurasia.
It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects.
From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway,
Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad
Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China,
Mongolia, and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea
of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the
LA County Fire Station 8
Finally finished all of the decal installations for the rigs. This is the
Engine and Squad headed out on a call.
LCAC-81 hovercraft US navy leaving the beach in oceanside ca sept 20 2009 after harbor days event
It's big and impressive when its sitting totally still and silent. Then it
comes to life and it's more impressive. Then it gets up and goes and you
are blow away!! both literally and figuratively. :) Kind of like an
elephant sitting down, it seems kinda of calm and safe. Then it suddenly
stands up and you realize 'damn this this is big and powerful' It turned
on it's own axis and headed down the beach and out to sea without leaving
barely a trace of a footprint. I've seen this scene before a few times
over the years but this is the first time I've taken video of it. Each
time it impresses me all over again.
[Ride along] Squad 14 LACoFD
Ride along with one of the busiest fire houses in the county: station 14.
Squad 14 (using a spare), Engine 14 and a Mc Cormick Ambulance are
responding to a medical call in South Central - by Dirk Steinhardt -
http://www.rescue911.de - Los Angeles, California, USA - 09.2010
Video clips of responding emergency vehicles - wwwrescue911de
On this channel you will find video clips of emergency vehicles
(fire/rescue, ambulance, police) from around the world responding to calls
with their warning lights and sirens.
Please note that all videos being posted on this channel have been made by
Videos von Einsatzfahrzeugen auf Alarmfahrt - wwwrescue911de
Auf diesem Kanal findet ihr Videoclips von Einsatzfahrzeugen (Feuerwehr,
Rettungsdienst, Polizei) aus diversen Ländern, die mit Sondersignal
Bitte beachtet, dass alle hier geposteten Videos ausschließlich von mir
Los Angeles Fire department (collection)
video clip compilation of LAFD and LACoFD responding to calls - by Dirk
Steinhardt - http://www.rescue911.de - Los Angeles area, California, USA -
09.2010 - filmed with a Sony HDR-CX505