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BHC SRN5 'Warden' Class

Initially developed, trialled and manufactured from 1963 by Westland in parallel to the SRN6, the SRN5 is a smaller, less powerful version of the single-engine version of its sister model, and is virtually identical in design (Barton, 2006), the only notable difference being, on some craft, due to their smaller length, a lack of the sideways directional control "puff ports" that you can see on the SRN6.

See SRN6 for more information.

Performance specifications for SRN5 hovercraft

Source: Hovercraft Museum, 2007; Barton, 2006

Feature Specification
Length (m) 11.81
Beam (m) 7.01
Cruise speed (kts) 33
Max speed (kts) 40
Main Engine Rolls Royce Gnome Turboshaft
Main Engine Power (kW) 671
Passenger capacity [crew] 18 [2]

 

SRN5 operating with Hovertransport, Ltd., between Eastney and Ryde (1964)

Photos from E. Dunn by Helen Mabel Smith.

SRN5 operating between Eastney and Ryde, 1964

SRN5 at Ryde, 1964 (click to enlarge).

SRN5 operating with IHTU at Browndown Hovershow '66

Photos from J Lawrence [other galleries]

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