• Short Summary

    ON THE SOLENT, NEAR SOUTHAMPTON, U.K. THREE OF BRITAIN'S MOST ADVANCED HOVERCRAFT, INCLUDING THE VICKERS?

  • Description

    ON THE SOLENT, NEAR SOUTHAMPTON, U.K. THREE OF BRITAIN'S MOST ADVANCED HOVERCRAFT, INCLUDING THE VICKERS VA3, THESE THE WORLD'S FIRST HOVERCRAFT TO GO INTO PUBLIC SERVICE, SHOWED THEIR PACES, MAY 28.

    WITH THE VA3 WAS BRITAIN'S PIONEER HOVERCRAFT, THE SRN 1, AND THE MORE ADVANCED SRN 2. THE THREE CRAFT HAVE BEEN ON EXTENDED TRIALS IN THE AREA, BUT THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THEY HAVE BEEN OUT AT THE SAME TIME.

    THE FIRST SERVICE BY THE VA3 WILL BEGIN IN JULY BETWEEN RHYL IN NORTH WALES AND HOYLAKE, NEAR BIRKENHEAD. BY ROAD THE JOURNEY TAKES TWO AND A HALF HOURS. THE 65-SEATER 70-KNOT HOVERCRAFT WILL COVER THE DISTANCE IN 20 MINUTES AND WILL COST EACH PASSENGER GBP1. THE SERVICE WILL BE JOINTLY OPERATED BY BRITISH UNITED AIRWAYS AND VICKERS, THE COMPANY RESPONSIBLE FOR DEVELOPING THE VA3.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA95O5GQ67ORTKKFLYBMIAFERJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA95O5GQ67ORTKKFLYBMIAFERJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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