Canadair was engaged in air cushion vehicle research from 1960 through to the end of the decade.  The CL212 was an experimental vehicle developed with Canadian Government support.  It was a simple, low cost ACV which utilised the semi-recirculating curtain principle.

In its final form, two Arrow Propeller Company fans, driven by two Ford Mustang automotive engines supplied air for the cushion and also for propulsion.  The propulsion system consists of two ducts, located on each side of the vehicle, exhausting low velocity air. Vanes are installed in the ducts to vector the thrust for vehicle control. The vanes are connected to a simple control stick.

Source: Janes 1967

The manufacturer's address was:

Canadair Limited
Cartierville Airport
Montreal, Québec



Copyright 2002
Hovercraft Club Of Canada