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Photographer:miketap [View profile]Title:INGENIEUR JEAN BERTINAdded:Aug 31, 2005
Photo Category: High Speed Vessels
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a ship? No it's actually the French-built SEDAM N500 Hovercraft that ran for a short period (or more likely did not run) alongside the much more successful SRN-4 British designed and built Hovercraft. I was lucky to catch it in service on a sunny day at Dover on 27 July 1979. the French had no diffidence in naming it after the designer. Christopher Cockerell, the British designer, never got an SRN-4 named after him.
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PF376 on Jan 26, 2014 23:40 (4 years ago)
There actually was an SR.N4 named 'Sir Christopher' in honour of Sir Christopher Cockerell.
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