Viper Rescue Hovercraft
Viper R5X Rescue Hovercraft
Viper Rescue Hovercraft are ideal for rescue and fire fighting on ice, snow, floods and tidal areas
Viper Rescue Hovercraft are the number choice for Rescue departments around the World.

Viper Rescue Hovercraft are used widely in the mining industry and Fire Rescue departments throughout Australia and South East Asia.

Viper Rescue Hovercraft are very nimble and responsive with the ability to carry out rescue operations effectively. From accessing almost impossible areas, to getting there through high winds and rough water. The design helps rescue personnel through ergonomic design to easy retrieve patients safely.

The benefits of the Viper R5X Rescue series are many. Simply put, it is designed for Rescue use. It is not a personal hovercraft dressed up for the purpose. Every aspect the design has evolved over 20 year of active use.

The Viper R5X Rescue Hovercraft is a very stable floating platform with 1,150kg (2,535 lb) of positive buoyancy. You can walk around the whole deck, lean over it, and not worry about it tipping over and flooding the cockpit. Even if swamped, it will remain level and not roll over.
The Viper R5X model incorporates additional floatation for extreme rescue operations where by even in the roughest of flood rescue conditions, it cannot roll over and is impossible to sink. This feature is ideal when rescuing a large number of people in a group, as the hovercraft becomes a floating life buoy.

The Viper Rescue Hovercraft design incorporates a amazingly strong, light weight, durable ballistics grade Kevlar composite hull. It features an efficient, lightweight, high powered propulsion system. The Viper Rescue Hovercraft has the highest thrust to weight ratio of any hovercraft in its class. This has proven to be a winner amongst the rescue fraternity.

The Viper Rescue Hovercraft is powered by a 100hp, inline 3 cylinder, water cooled two-stroke engine. This engine offers high power to weight in a robust, compact, reliable design. This enables spirited acceleration, tight turns and high cruise speeds.

Our Rescue Hovercraft can be supplied in a variety of configurations to suit individual department needs.
Viper R5X Rescue features :

•  Capacity to seat five adults and gear in comfort
•  Enclosed electrical and engine air-intake filtration system
•  Externally vented and removable aluminium fuel tank
•  High gloss, marine grade gel coat finish
•  Our own unique HTD tooth belt drive system incorporating a torsional dampener
•  Large storage capacity
•  High bouyancy capacity

Construction Detail :

•  Vacuum formed Epoxy/Eglass/Kevlar Foam composite hull
•  Vacuum formed Vinyl Ester/Epoxy/CSM/woven cloth/Kevlar Foam composite deck
•  Vinyl Ester/CSM/woven cloth fan duct with Kevlar reinforcement
•  Hand laid Vinyl Ester/CSM/woven cloth components
•  High performance, chemical resistant, Vinyl Ester based marine grade gel coat
•  Carbon Fiber Dash
•  Carbon Fiber control vanes
•  Carbon Fiber elevator vanes
•  Carbon Fiber stator vanes
•  Galvanised engine frame
•  Aluminium coated exhaust system with silencer
•  Colours - Safety yellow, Signal red

Attachments :

•  Forward and rear deck cleats
•  Forward tow point
•  Built in lift points
•  Gunwale to provide Impact protection
•  Carbon Fiber Elevator trim system
•  Carbon Fiber guide vanes
•  1000gph bilge pump with auto backup
•  LED Orange strobe light
•  Cockpit hand rails
•  Stainless steel light and grab rail frame
•  LED Rotating or flashing beacon (red,blue or both)
•  Cockpit illumination flood light
•  Navigations lights (optional)
•  Siren (basic)
•  External grab rails
•  Hi Vis Rescue signage
•  Hyperion, dual chamber side pontoons
•  Sand impregnated anti-slip deck and floor finish
•  High quality coated nylon skirting
Dash components :

•  Tachometer
•  Hour meter
•  Fuel level gauge
•  Voltmeter
•  Water temperature gauge
•  Choke control (on handle bar)
•  12 Volt external outlet

Standard inclusions :

•  Operator manual and log book
•  15 spare skirt segments
•  Spare ignition key

Options :

•  Oil injection
•  Fuel injection
•  Dual Ignition
•  Forward compartments
•  Forward foot wells

Viper Hovercraft Rescue
Viper Hovercraft Rescue
Viper Hovercraft Rescue
Viper Hovercraft Rescue

Viper R5X Rescue Specifications

General Viper R5X Rescue
Seating 1 crew, 4 passengers, Inline
Length 4.6m (15 ft)
Width 2.2m (7.2 ft)
Height 1.7m (5.5 ft)
Weight (dry, with all options) 310kg (683 lb)
Payload 500kg (1,100 lb)
Hover height (avg) 240mm (0.78 ft)
Positive Buoyancy 1,150kg (2,535 lb)
Fuel capacity 50 (13.2 gal)
Thrust (Approx) 140kg (308 lb)
Speed - smooth water 80kph (43 knot)
Speed - ice 110kph (59 knot)
Ideal Cruise speed 30 - 60kph (16 - 32 knot)
Endurance @ Cruise 4.5 - 5.hours
Noise 72db @ 30m (full power)

Engine Viper R5X Rescue
Capacity 939cc
Type Water-cooled, three cylinder, two-stroke
Power Hirth 74 kW (100 hp) @ 6,000 rpm
Fuel 95 - 98 Octane unleaded 2% oil premix
Ignition Single sparkplug per cylinder
Starting Electric and pull starter
Generator 12V DC 25amp 250w
T.B.O. 900 - 1000 hours
Drive system HTD Tooth belt via torsional dampener
Propulsion Integrated thrust and lift
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