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BH.7 Wellington Mk 4 air cushion landing craft (1970-1975)


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No 101 1975

Ships


Names Builders Commissioned Losses Transfers Discarding

101-106

British Hovercraft Cowes, UK: 101-106

1970: 101

1971: 102

1974: 103-105

1975: 106

none

none

in service (2019): 101-106



Technical data


Displacement standard, t

33

Displacement full, t

50-55

Length, m

23.9

Breadth, m

13.8

Draught, m

0

No of shafts

1 air propeller

Machinery

Mk 4: 1 Rolls-Royce Proteus Gnome 15M541 gas turbine

Mk 5A: 1 Rolls-Royce Proteus Gnome 15M549 gas turbine

Power, h. p.

Mk 4: 4750

Mk 5A: 4250

Max speed, kts

65

Fuel, t

gas turbine oil: 9

Endurance, nm(kts)

400(56)

Armament

2 x 1 - 12.7/90

Military load

Mk 4: 2 Harpoon RGM-84 SSM (never loaded) or 60 troops

Mk 5A: 60 troops

Electronic equipmentDecca 914 radar
Complement 


Standard scale images


<i>No 101 </i>1970
No 101 1970


Graphics


106 2011
106 2011
<i>No 101 </i>1975
No 101 1975


Project history

Air-cushion hovercraft. Two craft belonged to Mk 4, and four to Mk 5A versions. Mk 4 craft had to carry Harpoon missiles as attack craft, but Harpoons were never mounted. Mk 5A was originally assault version.

Modernizations

2010s, some: + 2 x 1 Noor SSM (2 C-802)

Naval service

No significant events.