11 April 2018

Singapore’s Wigetworks Readies Production-Spec Airfish 8 WIG Craft

11 September 2018


Singapore-based company Wigetworks has built and successfully flown two Airfish 8 wing-in-ground effect vehicle prototypes. (photo : Wigetworks)

Wigetworks, a Singapore-based firm specialising in wing-in-ground effect (WIG) technology research and development (R&D), is aiming to finalise the design of the production-ready version of its Airfish 8 (AF8) WIG craft prototype by the end of 2018 and is preparing to commence production when a launch customer is secured, company officials told Jane’s .

The AF8 is a 17 m Type A-class WIG craft with a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 5,550 kg and constructed from carbon and glass-fibre reinforced plastic sandwich material featuring a reverse delta wing airframe and has an overall height and wingspan of 3.5 m and 15 m respectively.

The craft will be powered by a pair of 550hp-class General Motors LS3 petrol engines, which drive reversible variable pitch propellers that enable it to achieve a maximum speed of 120 kt (222 km/h), although it typically cruises at speeds of 80–90 kt. Maximum range is quoted as 300 n miles when equipped with a standard fuel tank.

In its standard configuration, the AF8 can accommodate a two-person flight crew and up to eight passengers, although it can also be configured to transport a 1,150 kg payload inclusive of fuel. The craft has a draught of only 0.5 m when fully laden, enabling it to operate and berth close to shore with minimal support or infrastructure.

Utilising the WIG effect, the craft primarily cruises at altitudes of 1–3 m while being supported by a field of high-pressure air beneath its wings and above the water surface, although it can also perform manoeuvres up to an altitude of 7 m when necessary, such as avoiding obstacles.

(Jane's)

34 komentar:

  1. Hebat engineer negara ini..
    Gue beli satu buat ke raja ampat. hehe

    BalasHapus
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    1. Buat rosmah jg dibeli'in dong bro Wkwkwk

      Hapus
  2. Apakah ini masuk katagori militer?

    BalasHapus
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    1. Boleh ya,boleh jg tidak tergantung usernya bro

      Hapus
  3. waste of fuel with 0% productive use.

    BalasHapus
  4. its also a safety risk flying so low and so fast above water.

    BalasHapus
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    1. Cant Agree more.. You are totally Right

      Hapus
    2. If this is considered dangerous you might as well say that sea planes are dangerous. Both flies and lands the same. The way it generates lift is deifferent thats it. Air is present all the time.

      Hapus
  5. Engineer malasnya tak de kepakaran bina cem nih,engineer malasnya cuma ada kepakaran welding,painting n ganti stiker buatan tempatan Wkwkwk

    BalasHapus
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    1. kahkahkah
      benar sangat bro rempit.
      welding pun takut kotor. sakit mata.
      painting pula takut baju kotor. tak elok.
      stiker pula masih boleh lah
      kahkahkah

      Hapus
    2. Wkwkwk...kl pemalas mah begitu bro

      Hapus
  6. Unprospective Plane and market..

    Russian have experienced in production and operating diz kinda plane...and it end up with stopped production.

    Not a good project specially considering on how crowded the shallow sea recently with many ships and boats sailing around their shore. It may also taking high risk to operates. Not so impressing I guess...

    BalasHapus
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    1. That's right om super,bahkan pesawat rusia cem nih boleh lancarkan missile saat melayang terbang di atas permukaan laut

      Hapus
    2. Hovercraft aja gak laku kok.. :p

      Hapus
    3. Hovercraft kartika TNI jarang dipake ya mas ? se-umur2 belum pernah lihat aksinya langsung.

      Hapus
    4. It would be foolish for a company that builts a product that focus on tourism,leisure or recreational use to focus their business here in Singapore because it may not be able to sustain as you said the waters are crowded here. Watch the airfish on youtube and you see them advertised in other places in the world. Their main focus is on tourism.

      Hapus
    5. You cannot stay small. You must expand your market. That is especially so in a globalised world. Stay in one spot will not get you far.

      Hapus
  7. Wow...cocok buat komandul pasukan cebong yg sering btugas jadi bajak laut di selat melaka...benar2 mendunia..11,12 la sama somalia..kihkihkih...

    Baidewei...itu kampanye tinju tinja capai target tidak? Kahkahkah...

    BalasHapus
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    1. Siapa pula yg percaya sama media propaganda UMNO Wkwkwk...hanya 30 juta beruk yg percaya kih kih kih...Cem mana kabar parlemen yg dah dibubarkan najib tuh ? Teruk sangat democrazy di malasnya nih,bila tak nak ada democrazy di malasnya nih balik ke zaman batu sahajelah Wkwkwk

      Hapus
    2. Anak perek dan ramai rakyat malasya ni terhambat pertumbuhan otak nya sebab makan cukai judi.. kah kah kah kah kahaha

      Hapus
    3. Sakit hati ya.. liat jirannya sudah bisa produksi sendiri pesawat?

      Terus lah kau isi otak sampah kau dengan sampah. Dan sampai kapan pun negara mu tidak akan pernah bisa mencapai nya..

      Karena orang orang seperti kau. Otak sampah yg keluar dari mulut kau juga sampah, kotoran..

      Ayo demo lagi sana.. sebelum dan sesudah pemilu.. biar kacau negaramu

      Hapus
    4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq3MQnSwkA8 patroli natuna malon mana berani patroli di laut cina selatan

      Hapus
    5. hahaha...
      @anak sehat?
      ungkapan sakit hati @anak lucu bingit

      santai sahaja oom anak, kamu hanya bercanda kan?

      Hapus
  8. Untung Singapura pisah dari Malasia.. karena mereka tau, dibawah malasia mereka tidak akan maju. Ini bukti nya industri pertahanan mereka lebih maju dan berkembang di banding malasia..

    Orang malasia terkenal malas.. makanya ekonomi nya dikuasai negara2 asing seperti China

    BalasHapus
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    1. Absolutely right bro,setakat ini setelah brunei dan singapore lepas dari induknya malasnya banyak kemajuan yg dah dicapai singapore n brunei

      Hapus
    2. Brunei?????? Kahkahkahkahkahkah... Bukti kegagalan sistem pendidikan negara mendunia...berak pun masih di sungai..kampanye tinju tinja di era serba canggih...kahkahkahkah....

      Belajar berak yg bener dulu mat don...malu sih sama kucing...kahkahkah

      Hapus
    3. Namanya juga anak perek, yg keluar dari mulutnya cuma kotoran gak jauh beda sama isi otaknya yg bau itu

      Hapus
    4. AP@ Setakat ini brunei jauh lebih kaya dari malon,jangan ko bantah itu lon....tak ko inget keh kerana Kesian list aset militer malon yg lemah brunei kasi hibah black hawk cuma2 kpd malon,jgn ko nafikan tuh lon

      Hapus
    5. Kamu ni mat don..malaysia-brunei tu mcm abg adik..klu brunei kaya,malaysia tumpang bangga..kami sama bangsa,bhs melayu yg sama,agama rasmi sama..apa yg nak di gaduhkan..bangsa malaysia & brunei xde masa nak tiru budaya mendunia ko tu mat don..

      Kesultanan brunei ada hubungan darah dgn kesultanan melayu semenanjung..kami juga dlm angkatan yg sama ketika bertugas di PBB..



      Hapus
    6. Hehehe...om anak perek,sok cerita soal sejarah,malu lah kau klo sejarah aslinya di ungkap...apa perlu di ceritain asal kesultanan kau...? Hehehe,..belajar dl huh om Anak perek ,biar pandai soal sejarah,xizizi

      Hapus
    7. Lu berak aja masih sembarangan..masih arogan mau ngomong soal sejarah..gak malu apa sama jiran asean..era begini aja pemerintah lu masih kluar biaya kampanye tinju tinja..50juta rakyat mu masih buang najis sembarangan...hampir 2x lipat warga malaysoa itu tau gak..sana blajar berak yg bener dulu...

      Hapus
    8. AP@ numpang bangga Wkwkwk...kl numpang bangga ko lo gk makan ya sama aja lon Wkwkwk...dasar mat malon pikirannya ngaco kerana rakyat malon makan dan hidup dari cukai judi Wkwkwk

      Hapus
  9. kita ada WISE (Wing-in-Surface Effect)
    dikembangkan oleh bbpt, ckp lama dari 2008

    diberi nama:belibis haha!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Zqs9zJxK3ZM/U_DKHVXztBI/AAAAAAAAAbE/7bIdBRxaglc/w1200-h800/IMG_8844.JPG

    https://assets.kompasiana.com/statics/crawl/555dfbd60423bd033c8b4568.jpeg?t=o&v=700

    BalasHapus