• SR N6 Hovercraft

    Image ID
    FOT926446
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    0.8 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    3000 x 2062 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    254 x 175 mm
    10.0 x 6.9 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    SR N6 hoverwork hovercraft beach Portsmouth I.O.Wight solent transport departing ferry stock image stock photo
    Description
    SR.N6 Mk 1 Just departing from Southsea beach heading for Cowes in the I.O.Wight Designed primarily as a fast ferry for operations in sheltered waters, the SR.N6 Mk I can accommodate either 38 passengers or 3 tonnes of freight. Fully amphibious, it can operate from relatively unsophisticated bases above the high water mark, irrespective of tidal state. Directional control is achieved by twin rudders and skirt lift, with a thrust port system to assist in low speed manoeuvring. Two manually actuated elevators provide pitch trim at cruising speed. SR.N6s have been in regular civil operations since 1965. Operators have included Hoverwork Ltd and the Canadian Coast Guard. Military variants have seen service with the Egyptian Navy, Iraqi Navy (type Mk 6C), Iranian Navy and the Saudi Arabian Frontier Force.
    Uploader
    John Louis Launay
    Contributor
    John Launay
    Date Taken
    1967
    Uploaded on
    2011-12-27
    Collection
    My First Historic Collection
    Category
    Transport
    Sub Category
    Maritime
    Dominant colour
    #A0A0A0