H.D.L. "Hovercraft" SR-N1 - 287

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H.D.L. "Hovercraft" SR-N1

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including any changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

Airfix Catalogue description:

The Airfix construction kit of the Saunders Roe NI Hovercraft has 46 parts for the 5 inch model. The SR-NI was the prototype developed to prove the Hovercraft principle of flight discovered by Mr. C. S. Cockerell in 1953. For demonstration purposes it has carried 20 fully equipped soldiers. It would be correct therefore to produce this model complete with British Infantry personnel taken from the Airfix kit S3 Infantry Combat Group which are to the same scale. It is powered by a 450 h.p. Alvis Leonides engine which gives a normal hovering height of 13 inches above ground or sea and a maximum speed of 25 knots. - Taken from the 1st edition catalogue (1962)

5th edition catalogue (1967), listed as H.D.L. Hovercraft SR-N1 from H.D.L. "Hovercraft" SR-N1.

Airfix Series (first appearance): 2
Rarity of early version: Rare
First Issued: 1960

Box art Artists
Information taken from: Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 3: Roy Cross

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
1st Edition (1962) Ref: 287
2nd Edition (1963) Ref: 287
3rd Edition (1964) Ref: 287
4th Edition (1966) Ref: 287
5th Edition (1967) Ref: 287
6th Edition (1968) Ref: 287
7th Edition (1969) Ref: 287
8th Edition (1970) Ref: 287
9th Edition (1971) Ref: 287
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 02007-7
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 02007-7
12th Edition (1975) Ref: 02007-7
13th Edition (1976) Ref: 02007-7
14th Edition (1977) Ref: 02007-7
15th Edition (1978) Ref: 02007-7
16th Edition (1979) Ref: 02007-7

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