• Short Summary

    Demonstration of Vickers' hovercraft which are used as passenger ferries and for farming.

  • Description

    Title reads: "New uses for hovercraft".

    Swindon, Wiltshire.

    New hovercraft - ferry and farm developments. Various shots Vickers VA3 hovercraft being towed out of hangar. C/U the forward drive engines. Two get into cockpit of hovercraft.

    Interior of the VA3. C/U cockpit showing dials and steering apparatus. C/U two men seated in passenger seats. Exterior shot of VA3 and crowd of men of men looking at it. The hovercraft will be used to take holidaymakers across the Dee Estuary between Rhyl and Hoylake.

    M/S of Land Rover with hovercraft cushion instead of wheels. C/U man getting in driving seat and starting engine. Various shots of machinery in back of Land Rover used for crop spraying. C/U of hovercraft cushion. The hovercraft-Land Rover comes towards camera spraying the soil. M/S conventional Land Rover getting stuck in the mud. C/U wheels spinning. The hovercraft-Land Rover glides past the normal Land Rover that is still stuck in the mud.

    Note: Vickers-Armstrong brochure on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1717.14
    Media URN:
    53313
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:22:00 / 01:29:48:00
    Canister:
    62/31

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