Aérotrain

Local nameInterprétation de l'Aérotrain
LocationGometz-la-Ville, France

The Aérotrain was an experimental Tracked Air Cushion Vehicle, or hovertrain, developed in France from 1965 to 1977 under the engineering leadership of Jean Bertin — and intended to bring the French rail network to the cutting edge of land-based public transportation.Though similar to a maglev design, which levitates a train car over a complex electromagnetic track to eliminate all resistance other than aerodynamic drag, the Aérotrain — also a "train without wheels" — rode on an air cushion over a simple reinforced concrete track or guideway and could travel at unprecedented speed, without the further technical complexity and expense of the maglev track. In many respects, the entire concept resembled a product of the aircraft rather than rail industry.Impressed by the Aérotrain, a U.S. company, Rohr Industries, Inc., licensed the technology in 1969 to build the hovertrains in the United States.

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Etat de l'installation… @ Julien Bertrand

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aérotrain

Coordinates 48°40'6.207" N 2°7'6.392" E

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