Versatile, practical and easy-to-fly amphibious airboats by right have long been called water SUVs. These vessels are capable of overcoming mountain streams with obstacles protruding from the water, difficult wetlands, polluted sections of rivers,
as well as ice hummocks.
The idea of creating airboat arose due to the imperfection of the principle of operation of other water technology: for a boat with an outboard motor, a deep-water river is needed, since, falling into shallow water, the propeller of a motor boat immediately fails; a water cannon also needs a stable, preferably unpolluted, water surface at least 20 cm deep, otherwise the intake grill is clogged with grass or small stones that can get between the impeller and the shell and also disable the equipment; for Ship same hovercraft (SVP) a relatively flat water or snow-covered surface is required, without protruding volumetric obstacles and significant slopes, if it gets into conditions unfavorable for the pillow, it loses its tightness, pressure and, as a result, the ability to move.
From the above, we conclude that the water technology, given as an example, is good only in a narrow framework of operation, it is not capable of it, as airboat, properties such as versatility in use, all-season, wide application, great opportunities; difficult rapids of mountain rivers, sandy and rocky shoals, hummocky ice jams and much more are beyond the capabilities of amphibious airboats.
Of course, not everyone needs such a water transport as an airboat: to achieve many goals, it is enough to have a simple motor boat, a water cannon or SVP... But if your plans include the conquest of hard-to-pass water bodies with rapids and rifts, or you need to deliver people and cargo to a location that cannot be reached with any other equipment, then airboat - This is your choice. Versatility in operation and high cross-country ability in winter and summer make the airboat indispensable for many tasks.