• Short Summary

    The first of two-ton Wellington (BH.7) Class hovercraft ordered by the Iranian Navy was launched by the British Hovercraft Corporation at East Cowes, Isle of Wight, last Friday (November 20).

  • Description

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    GV Hovercraft outside hangar
    0.06

    2.
    SV Hovercraft engines started
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    3.
    GV Hovercraft turning
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    4.
    SV Hovercraft (2 shots)
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    5.
    SV Hovercraft moving off down ramp into water
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    Initials RJ/AS/MH/1832 RJ/AS/MH/1837



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The first of two-ton Wellington (BH.7) Class hovercraft ordered by the Iranian Navy was launched by the British Hovercraft Corporation at East Cowes, Isle of Wight, last Friday (November 20).

    The craft is at present undergoing trials prior to her delivery at the end of the year. The first production BH.7 was launched just over a year ago and is now is service in the United Kingdom.

    The two Iranian craft vary significantly in external appearance from the British craft in that they both feature a large bow loading door for logistic support duties. The hovercraft are part of a three and a half million pound (eight and half million dollar) contract which also covers the purchase of eight 10-ton Winchester Class hovercraft. These latter craft have already been delivered and now form the largest fully operational hovercraft squadron in the world.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAADAMZW7APLLADB29J9UMCBKUW
    Media URN:
    VLVAADAMZW7APLLADB29J9UMCBKUW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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