099 SRN-6 Hovercraft model kit

£37.00£42.00

A model of the SRN-6 Hovercraft as made by Sounders-Roe. The SRN-6 hovercrafts were made into various configurations including civilian ferries and military applications, designed as a larger vehicle to the SRN-5 (see my other listings) It was basically a longer version with better carrying capacity. It was found that by increasing the load of the SRN-5 to more than double only made a 10% reduction in output thanks to the larger skirt. These machines were produced by countries all over the world and served in a variety of roles. This is the 38 seat size version available as an empty or seated interior.

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Description

A 3D printed SRN-6 Hovercraft model kit. The SRN-6 hovercrafts were made into various configurations including civilian ferries and military applications. Designed as a larger version of the SRN-5 It was basically longer with better carrying capacity. Tests found that by increasing the load to more than double only made a 10% reduction in output thanks to the larger skirt. These machines were produced by countries all over the world and served in a variety of roles. This SRN-6 Hovercraft model kit is the 38 seat size version available as an empty or seated interior.

3d printed parts. colours will vary . Picture for illustration. Unpainted PLA

I like Uhu glue for assembly. Dennis prefers plastic weld.

Data from the Hovercraft Museum

From Wikipedia:

The Saunders-Roe (later British Hovercraft Corporation) SR.N6 hovercraft (also known as the Winchester class) was essentially a larger version of the earlier SR.N5 series. It incorporated several features that resulted in the type becoming one of most produced and commercially successful hovercraft designs in the world.

While the SR.N2 and SR.N5s operated in commercial service as trials craft, the SR.N6 has the distinction of being the first production hovercraft to enter commercial service. In comparison to the SR.N5, the SR.N6 was stretched in length, providing more than double the seating capacity. Some models of the craft were stretched further, enabling an even greater capacity.

Experience gained in the development of the SR.N6 has been attributed as heavily contributing towards the design and production of the largest civil hovercraft to be ever produced, the SR.N4. Several major design features of the SR.N6 appeared on both the SR.N4 and further hovercraft designs by Saunders-Roe and its successor, the British Hovercraft Corporation.

Military variants have seen service with the Italian Navy, Egyptian Navy, Iraqi Navy (Mk 6C), Iranian Navy and the Saudi Arabian Frontier Force.

The Iraq Navy operated their fleet of six SR.N6s as patrol vehicles along Iraq’s contested border with Iran, and were used during the Iran–Iraq War.

The British Royal Marines operated SR.N6 XV589 in The Falkland Islands in the late 1960s early 1970s to evaluate them for use in remote regions. A. Cecil Hampshire writes that Naval Party 8902 was established with a strength of ten to use an SR.N6 in June 1967.

The North Korean Kongbang-class hovercraft is derived from the SR.N6. Currently the North Korean Navy fields 130 such hovercraft.

Additional information

Weight 200 g
Dimensions 200 × 150 × 80 mm
Style

1/76 seated, 1/76 clear cabin

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