Craft type: Hovercraft
Dash 6, 13m craft
Operating: Middle East
This craft pointed the way for the use of rigid, demountable,
side bodies. This is now accepted as standard on small hovercraft designs
such as the Slingsby and Griffon designs.
Members of the WMT team were responsible for the modification and detailed
design of this craft for a conversion to an Oil pollution response vessel.
With a radiator cooled engine installation the craft saw service in an
area with ambient temperatures exceeding 400C.