• Short Summary

    THE SR.N6, LATEST ADDITION TO THE WESTLAND RANGE OF HOVERCRAFT, TOOK TO THE WATER YESTERDAY?

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    1.
    SV THE SR.N6 TURNING OUTSIDE HANGER
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    2.
    SLV PREPARES TO ENTER WATER
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    3.
    LV DOWN SHIPWAY INTO WATER
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    4.
    LV SPEEDS ALONG
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    5.
    AIR VIEW. MOVING ALONG
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    6.
    LV TURNS
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    7.
    SV AT SPEED
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    8.
    AIR VIEW. DITTO
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    9.
    SLV DITTO
    1.11

    10.
    AIR VIEW. AT SPEED
    1.19



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE SR.N6, LATEST ADDITION TO THE WESTLAND RANGE OF HOVERCRAFT, TOOK TO THE WATER YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) FOR THE FIRST TIME.

    THE NEW 38-SEAT AMPHIBIOUS CRAFT IS A DIRECT DEVELOPMENT OF THE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL SR.N5 - THE FIRST HOVERCRAFT IN THE WORLD TO GO INTO MASS PRODUCTION.CURRENTLY SR.N5's ARE OPERATING IN THE UNITED SATES AND JAPAN, TWO ARE BEING USED BY BRITAIN'S ARMED SERVICES IN MALAYSIA, AND FURTHER CRAFT ARE SCHEDULED FOR DELIVERY TO NORWAY AND WEST GERMANY LATER THIS YEAR.

    THE FIRST SR.N6 WAS ORDERED STRAIGHT FROM THE DRAWING BOARD BY SCANHOVER OF NORWAY WHO INTEND USING IT ON SCHEDULED PASSENGER SERVICES.IT IS SCHEDULED TO BE DELIVERED IN JUNE AFTER COMPLETION OF TRIALS AT COWES.BECAUSE OF ITS INCREASED CARRYING CAPABILITY AND BETTER OPERATING COSTS, THE SR.N6 HAS CREATED CONSIDERABLE INTEREST FROM OVERSEAS AND A PRODUCTION LINE HAS ALREADY BEEN LAID DOWN AT THE COWES FACTORY OF WESTLAND AIRCRAFT IN PREPARATION FOR NEW ORDERS.

    POWERED BY A BRISTOL SIDDELEY GNOME GAS TURBINE ENGINE, AS IS THE SR.N5, IT WILL HAVE A MAXIMUM SPEED OF 64 KNOTS (73 MILES AN HOUR, 118 K.P.H.) - SLIGHTLY LESS THAN THE 20 SEAT SR.N5.

    NO PRICE HAS YET BEEN ANNOUNCE FOR THE SR.N6 AND NO ECONOMIC ESTIMATES HAVE BEEN RELEASED BY WESTLAND.HOWEVER IT'S EXPECTED TO BE CONSIDERABLY MORE ECONOMICAL THAN CURRENT PASSENGER-MILE COSTS FOR AIR CUSHION VEHICLES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4AU9C1VVMBHPNPUOHZRVKK8FB
    Media URN:
    VLVA4AU9C1VVMBHPNPUOHZRVKK8FB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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