The engineering aspects of running a cross-channel hovercraft operation are discussed, including-integral strength of hovercraft as demonstrated in accidents; frequency of skirt failures and approaches being taken to solve the problem; defects in the hydraulic systems; and efforts being made to reduce corrosion in the gas turbine power plants and propellers. Operational techniques and operating statistics are given for the 1969 season, during which two SRN4 hovercraft provided service between Ramsgate and Calais.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Technical Publications Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Colquhoun, L R
  • Publication Date: 1970-5-1

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  • Accession Number: 00015455
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 13 1978 12:00AM