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RJN 116 AESD Sea Jet

Rhenania Junior

RJN 116 AESD Sea Jet

$ 11.00

New 1/1250 scale model of the US Navy's AESD Sea Jet by Rhenania Junior (RJN 116).

Sea Jet or Advanced Electric Ship Demonstrator (AESD), is a naval testbed funded by the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research. The 133-foot (41 m) vessel is operated out of the Carderock Division's Acoustic Research Detachment in Bayview, Idaho. Sea Jet was operated on Lake Pend Oreille, where she tested and demonstrated various technologies. Among the first technologies tested was an underwater discharge water jet from Rolls-Royce Naval Marine, Inc., called AWJ-21, a propulsion concept with the goals of providing increased propulsive efficiency, reduced acoustic signature, and improved maneuverability over previous Destroyer Class combatants.

Sea Jet also demonstrates technologies that will be integrated into the Zumwalt-class destroyers. Notable among these is the return of the tumblehome hull design.

Name: Sea Jet
Christened: August 24, 2005
In service: December 2005
Status: Active
General characteristics
Type: Experimental testbed
Displacement: 239,900 lb (108,800 kg)
Length: 133 ft (41 m)
Propulsion: RIMJET
  • Diesel: 8 kn (15 km/h; 9.2 mph)
  • Electric: 16 kn (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Armament: None

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