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  • RIDE AN AIR-CUSHION (1962)

    🎬British Movietone - It's the Westland SRN2 again for the first public demonstration over the Solent. Mr Peter Lamb, Chief Test Pilot for Saunders Roe was at the controls, and it wasn't long before the latest "Hoverbus" was bidding up to 60 miles an hour. She can carry up to 66 passengers, and the verdict, a very comfortable ride, with no more than slight pitch and roll. A number of American Naval experts were on this trip. So was the hovercraft's designer.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
    745 Views
  • RIDING ON AIR (1964)

    🎬British Movietone - At Hythe by Southampton Water a full scale experiment is underway - Development Engineer Anthony Plunkett takes control of a rather ungainly contraption. Although it weighs three tons, air pressure raises it half an inch off the ground, allowing it to be pushed along with one finger. Enclose it in a aerodynamic shell and you have a hovertrain which could travel at a comfortable 200 mph.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
    793 Views
  • The Complete Invader (1966)

    🎬British Pathé – Assault landing ship - the complete invader presented at Solent. Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire. Air view of HMS Fearless, the first assault landing ship, at sea near the Solent harbour. LV. The flight deck as helicopter comes in to land. LV. From flight deck as helicopter lands. LV. Interior, Captain on bridge looking through binoculars. CU. Captain looking through binoculars. He leans forwards to speak into microphone. SV. Officer looking at closed circuit TV. CU. & LV. Helicopter lifting land rover from flight deck. GV. The helicopter hovering over flight deck. Top shot, landing craft at sea turning towards Fearless. GV. From the landing craft as it goes in between the two stern sections of Fearless. Several shots of the landing craft as it comes in. LV. As the landing craft comes under covered section. LV. Army lorry going down ramp on landing craft. GV. Top shot, lorry moving onboard landing craft. LV. Scout car coming up ramp. SV. Pan, another one. LV. Tank on the move, & CU. SV. As tank goes away. Air view of the HMS Fearless.
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