Viper Rescue Hovercraft


Viper Rescue Hovercraft are ideal for rescue and fire fighting on ice, snow, floods and tidal areas

Viper 5XS Rescue Hovercraft are used by Rescue departments around the World since 2000.

Viper Rescue Hovercraft are very nimble and responsive with the ability to carry out rescue operations efficiently. 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 Rescue series are many. Every aspect the design has evolved over many years of active service.

The most useful aspect of Viper Rescue Hovercraft, is that you can walk around the whole deck, lean over it, and not worry about it tipping over. The whole cockpit can fill with water and it will remain level floating position.
The Viper Rescue Hovercraft design incorporates a amazingly strong, light weight, durable ballistics grade Kevlar 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 125hp, 4 cylinder, water cooled four-stroke engine. This engine offers a 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 5XS Rescue features :
•  Capacity to seat five adults
•  Enclosed electrical and engine air-intake filtration system
•  Externally vented aluminum fuel tank
•  High gloss, marine grade gel coat finish
•  HTD tooth belt drive
•  Large storage capacity
•  High buoyancy 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
•  Galvanized engine frame
•  Aluminum coated exhaust system
•  Colors - Safety yellow, Signal red

Attachments :
•  Forward and rear deck cleats
•  Forward tow point
•  Built in lifting 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
•  Sand impregnated anti-slip deck and floor finish
•  Quality coated nylon skirting
Dash components :
•  Tachometer / hour meter
•  Fuel level gauge
•  Voltmeter
•  Water temperature gauge
•  12 Volt external outlet

Engine :
•  Serviced and machined Subaru engine block case
•  Serviced and machined Subaru turbo crankshaft
•  New Subaru connecting rods
•  New Subaru revised low oil consumption pistons
•  New revised ACL engine bearings
•  New revised multi-layer high-strength head gaskets
•  New genuine Subaru water pump
•  New Subaru timing belt including idler bearing kit and timing belt tensioner
•  New Subaru timing case covers
•  Inspected and serviced Subaru oil pump
•  New Subaru upgraded engine oil sump
•  Completely reconditioned cylinder heads
•  Assembled using genuine Subaru seals, O-rings and sealing compounds
•  Serviced Subaru fuel injectors
•  Serviced intake and throttle body
•  New or serviced Subaru sensors
•  Fully reconditioned or new alternator
•  New Gates alternator belt
•  New starter motor
•  New high performance radiator
•  New silicon radiator hoses
•  New std tuned aluminum coated custom made headers
•  New stainless steel muffler assembly

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

Options :
•  Forward compartments
•  VHF marine radio
•  GPS Speedometer
•  Oil pressure gauge
General Viper 5XS Rescue
Seating 1 crew, 4 passengers
Length 4.6m (15 ft)
Width 2.2m (7.2 ft)
Height 1.7m (5.5 ft)
Weight 385kg (848 lb)
Payload 450kg (992 lb)
Hover height (avg) 240mm (0.78 ft)
Positive Buoyancy 850kg (1,873 lb)
Fuel capacity 40 L (10.5 gal)
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

Engine Viper 5XS Rescue
Model EJ20 Phase 2 Subaru
Capacity 1994cc
Type Two single overhead cams, Multi point fuel injection, water-cooled, four cylinder, four-stroke boxer
Power 92 kW (125 hp) @ 5,600 rpm
Fuel 91 - 98 Octane unleaded
Starting Electric starter
Generator 12V DC 80amp 960w
Recommended overhaul 2000 hours
Drive system HTD Tooth belt
Propulsion Integrated thrust and lift

Viper Hovercraft Rescue
Viper Hovercraft Rescue
Goulburn. N.S.W. 2580 Australia
  +61 418649350

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