• Short Summary

    AN OUTING, APRIL 10, FOR A NEW HOVERCRAFT, WHICH HAS COME TO THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND FOR FURTHER TRIALS.

  • Description

    AN OUTING, APRIL 10, FOR A NEW HOVERCRAFT, WHICH HAS COME TO THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND FOR FURTHER TRIALS.

    THE DENNY HOVERCRAFT, OUT ON SOUTHAMPTON WATER FOR THE FIRST TIME. LAST YEAR SHE UNDERWENT TRIALS ON THE CLYDE - NOW A WHOLE NEW SERIES OF EXPERIMENTS IS TO BE CARRIED OUT WITH HER ON THE SOUTH COAST.

    TWO FIFTY-HORSE POWER OUTBOARD MOTORS GIVE HER A TOP SPEED OF TWENTY KNOTS.

    UNLIKE OTHER HOVERCRAFTS SHE IS SURROUNDED BY SIDE-WALLS, WHICH ARE ACTUALLY IMMERSED IN THE WATER INSTEAD OF BEING JUST ABOVE THE SURFACE. THIS OUTING WAS RESTRICTED TO RELATIVELY SLOW MANEUVERS, WHILE THE CREW GOT USED TO HER; SHE DIDN'T REACH ANYTHING LIKE HER MAXIMUM SPEED. TESTS WILL CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL MONTHS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1Z2W9928I6VMDG7X1MUQH95JX
    Media URN:
    VLVA1Z2W9928I6VMDG7X1MUQH95JX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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