• Short Summary

    THE FIRST DEMONSTRATION TRIAL RUNS OF THE HOVERMARINE HM-2 SIDEWALL TYPE HOVERCRAFT TOOK PLACE ON SOUTHAMPTON WATER TODAY (TUESDAY).

  • Description

    THE FIRST DEMONSTRATION TRIAL RUNS OF THE HOVERMARINE HM-2 SIDEWALL TYPE HOVERCRAFT TOOK PLACE ON SOUTHAMPTON WATER TODAY (TUESDAY).

    THE HM-2 WILL BE JOINING THE BRITISH TRIAL HOVERCRAFT "SEASPEED" SERVICE BETWEEN PORTSMOUTH AND RYDE, ISLE OF WIGHT, WHEN TRIALS ARE COMPLETED.

    SIX HM-2's HAVE BEEN ORDERED - THREE OF THEM FOR OPERATION ACROSS THE SOLENT.

    THE HM-2 IS A COMPLETELY NEW TYPE OF HOVERCRAFT OF THE IMMERSED SIDEWALL TYPE AND LIFTED BY CONVENTIONAL MARINE DIESEL ENGINES AND WATER SCREWS. ITS DEVELOPMENT HAS TAKEN TWO YEARS.

    CARRYING UP TO 65 PASSENGERS AT A SERVICE SPEED OF 35 KNOTS, THE HM-2 HERALDS A MAJOR BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH IN HOVERCRAFT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2EP5VJYZRWYDAU28RABTRCC0O
    Media URN:
    VLVA2EP5VJYZRWYDAU28RABTRCC0O
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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