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heuhen
Post subject: Re: British HovercraftsPosted: October 31st, 2017, 3:02 pm
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Never were in never were folder and those that entered service can be posted in real design section.

My suggestion for name of the topic can be: "Hovercrafts" and "Hovercrafts never were" due to that there aren't that many Hovercrafts to draw as ships generally


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Post subject: Re: British HovercraftsPosted: October 31st, 2017, 7:28 pm
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First thread will be that for "Never Where British Hovercrafts", followed by second for real designs.

In this thread any related sources are welcomed (only for British designed hovercrafts).

Comments for drawings here please:

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Post subject: Re: British HovercraftsPosted: November 4th, 2017, 5:14 pm
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About Iran Hovercrafts, only find these:

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from Jane's Fighting Ships 1985, and this from Almanacco Navale Italiano 1977:

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Post subject: Re: British HovercraftsPosted: November 29th, 2017, 4:41 pm
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Does anybody knows what colors to use for an RN BH.7 MCM? I want to use that grey-white camo.

Any idea of what camo the BH.7 Mk 20 MCM would be painted of built? The grey-white was only for trials?


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madmike
Post subject: Re: British HovercraftsPosted: December 1st, 2017, 7:32 am
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I think you could use the green as seen inthe photo, in the previous page.


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Post subject: Re: British HovercraftsPosted: December 1st, 2017, 10:07 am
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I don't know about RN but Norway use the finger rule...:
- Operation in open water, outside the coast.. grey hull color.
- operation close to coast/shore and closed water, Green or Camo


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Post subject: Re: British HovercraftsPosted: December 1st, 2017, 1:12 pm
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I think the colour would have been the usual grey used on all RN ships. I see no reason why they would have chosen a different colour given all the MCMs were grey, as were one-off specials like HMS Speedy etc.

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Post subject: Re: British HovercraftsPosted: December 1st, 2017, 1:48 pm
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In drawings I took the grey from old SR.N4 from archive (Bombhead design).


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Post subject: Re: British HovercraftsPosted: December 18th, 2017, 12:16 am
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Hello!

I'm brand-new to Shipbucket, and wasn't sure where to make this comment.

I'm enjoying comparing the hovercraft drawings provided in the main drawings section, but I noticed that the drawing for the SRN4 Princess Anne cross-channel ferry isn't correct.
The drawing is here: http://www.shipbucket.com/drawings/1555
The SRN4 Mark III was 56.38 meters long, but the drawing shows it as under 50 meters long. I didn't check whether other dimensions are correct.

I imagine it is worth fixing the SRN4 drawing primarily for the sake of accuracy, but there would be an amusing side benefit as well. For years, the two SRN4 Mark III ferries which crossed the English Channel were the largest hovercraft in the world. But then the Russians introduced the now well-known Zubr air cushioned landing craft which, curiously, at 57 meters long, were 0.62 meters longer than the SRN4 and captured the title of "world's largest."

When I discovered Shipbucket this week, one of my first thoughts was to compare the SRN4 to the Russian craft, and that's how I noticed the discrepancy. As a newbie, I lack the knowledge for how to fix the problem, but I thought I'd mention it.

Also, while I'm here, I wanted to note that among the other hovercraft drawings on the main site, the Spanish (not British, so this is off-topic I guess) hovercraft designated the VCA-36 was listed as never built.
The drawing is here: http://www.shipbucket.com/drawings/3844

The VCA-36 was, in fact, built - and this website has lots of information about it from when it was first designed to when it was scrapped:
http://www.revistanaval.com/archivo-200 ... aconsa.htm (Spanish language, but google translate does a great job if you need it.)

Unfortunately, the shipbucket image also includes a depiction of the VCA-4, which was planned but was never built. If the two drawings could be separated, perhaps the VCA-36 drawing could be moved to the "real designs" category.

Thanks for including hovercraft in shipbucket - it has been great looking at the drawings and reading the associated postings.


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odysseus1980
Post subject: Re: British HovercraftsPosted: December 18th, 2017, 3:10 am
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Welcome first to Shipbucket.

This thread is ONLY about sources for British designed hovercraft, I said that in title. However, thanks about the link for the forgotten Spanish ones (which I will read).

The drawing of SRN4 MkIII is indeed short. If you like, you can redraw her in correct size. The Zubr is the largest hovercraft built and in service today, her dispacement at full load is 550 ton, about double of that Princess Anne had.

For moving the VCA-36 drawing contact Archivist via pm.


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