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VANGUARD 18 SPECS & PERFORMANCE DATA
Rugged, Reliable and Economical



Designed to be tough and handle the worst of environmental extremes, the Vanair Vanguard offers unparalleled performance and economy of operation in the medium utility Hovercraft field. Powered by a 350 horsepower Cummins Diesel engine, the Vanair Vanguard provides excellent payload capability at low fuel consumption and operating costs. The Vanair Vanguard comes equipped to go to work, with required navigation lights, marine VHF radio, GPS, cabin heating and ventilation as standard equipment.

Built primarily of marine grade aluminum, the Vanair Vanguard will provide many years of trouble-free passenger and freight-hauling service in demanding commercial applications.


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SPECS OF THE VANAIR VANGUARD 18 PASSENGER


HULL & SUPERSTRUCTURE

LENGTH

WIDTH - side structures on

WIDTH - side structures down

HEIGHT OFF CUSHION

PAYLOAD - maximum

CUSHION HEIGHT

FUEL CAPACITY

ENGINE - DIESEL

SEATING CAPACITY - w/operator



ALUMINUM

36' 4 in - 11.05M

14' 5" - 4.41M

8' 5" - 2.59 M

10' 2" - 3.10 M

5000 lbs - 2267 KG

18" - 0.45M

60 GAL - 271 LT

350 HP

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PERFORMANCE DATA OF THE VANAIR VANGUARD 18 Passenger

SPEED - cruise on water - 35 Knots - 64.9 KMPH

FUEL CONSUMPTION - full payload - 7.3 gallons/hr - 33 litres/hr

ENDURANCE - 8 Hours

WAVE HEIGHT - full payload - 39 inches - 1 Meter

BRAKING - FULL REVERSING PROPELLER

PITCH & TRIM CONTROL - ELEVATORS

BALLAST SYSTEM

SKIRT SYSTEM - LOOP & SEGMENT


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STANDARD FEATURES OF THE VANAIR VANGUARD 18 Passenger

      Lift Fans on each side to provide the lift for the craft
      Variable lift/thrust control system
      Ballast system
      Elevator pitch trim control
      Variable Pitch - Full Reversing Propeller
      Loop and segmented skirt system
      Anti spray skirt
      Windshield wipers
      Cabin heating and ventilation
      Complete instrumentation
      Navigation Lights
      Tinted windows
      GPS
      VHF Radio


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OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON THE VANAIR VANGUARD 18 Passenger

      Boarding Ladder with Hand Rail
      Radar
      Life Raft
      On-board spares kit
      Air Conditioning
      Cargo area tie-downs
      Custom interior
      Custom exterior paint scheme
      Remote control spot light
      Interior communication system
      Complete Safety Kit for water operations
      Spreader Bar to lift craft
      Fitted cover
      Custom Trailer
      Shipping Pallet
      Shrink Wrapping
      Engine Artic Heater


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BENEFITS of the VANAIR HOVERCRAFT


Superior control
      Full control under static hover conditions
      Control during braking and reverse

Responsive pitch trim control
      Precise pitch control by elevators
      Craft is equipped with ballast tanks

Removable Sides
      Highly Transportable
      Small Storage Requirements

Hydrodynamic Planing Surface Hull
      Safe recovery in rough water in the event of engine failure

Loop Segmented Skirt
      Loop and segmented for passenger comfort
      Anti spray skirt to reduce spray

Air Cushion Supply
      Lift provided by two ducted fans

Welded aluminum hull and superstructure
      Built primarily of Marine grade aluminum for many years of trouble free service



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