Hovercraft demonstration, Cowes, Isle of Wight, 19 June 1962.
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'American naval experts sent an observer to watch trials of Britain's SRN2 Hovercraft in the Solent today. Already British Service chiefs are investigating military posibilities of this amphibious vehicle. It is designed around a central roomy cabin capable of accommodating between 56 and 76 pasengers depending on the lay-out. There is additional space for the pasengers' luggage.'