Where to next ?
The Radacraft C-850 is not the end of the story, quite the contrary it is just the beginning.
One of the beauties of WIG craft is that the bigger they are the more efficient they become. So the logical move is for us to develop and create bigger and better variations of the Radacraft. Plans are already under way for a twenty five seat, a sixty seat and a one hundred seat version of the Radacraft which could be developed quite quickly once funding is available. Of course these are just stepping stones to the future, where Ocean Liner sized craft could be a reality.
A major reason why WIG craft could have this advantage of size over aircraft is that for aircraft to become any bigger than they are now, new airports and infrastructure would have to be built at every port of call, costing Hundreds of Billions of Dollars. Whereas the largest WIG vehicle proposed in the world today (Aerocon's AR-1 wingship which is 5000 tons equal to 12 jumbo jets) is still small by marine standards, when you consider the bulk cargo ships of up to 500,000 tons. A craft of the AR-1's size would take only minor infrastructure modification to allow its handling in most ports of the world.
This potential has not been lost on the Radacraft Design team and many concept drawings have been muted of what a craft of this size should look like. Some of the wilder ones are shown here.
The need for strategic partners has also been recognized in all areas of the Radacraft development, Financial, Marketing, Licensed Manufacturing, Additional Research and Development to name a few. To this end proposals are being entertained and invited from interested venture partners who believe that they have skills, abilities or facilities that could be mutually beneficial in an association with Radacraft.
The future for Radacraft and all WIG developments is very bright indeed, as we stand at the doorway of the birth of a new era in transport we can do nothing but wonder in awe at its true potential if given the chance to grow.
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