The Hovercraft Story

The Hovercraft Story

Author: Ashley Hollebone

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752485126

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Motoring journalist Ashley Hollebone reveals for the first time the full story behind the hovercraft, a wonderful British invention that was created in a back shed from a rusty food tin and an old hair dryer – simple yet remarkable! Christopher Cockerell’s 1950s invention has found a multitude of uses across numerous arenas, from cross-Channel ferries and leisure cruising to racing at up to 80mph; it has modernised travel and has an impressive safety record, yet despite this little has been written about this, one of the most innovative modes of transport. This colourful book decisively redresses the balance and comprehensively reveals the history of the hovercraft, through photographs and diagrams, making it an invaluable addition to every enthusiast’s library.
The Hovercraft Story
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Ashley Hollebone
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-02-29 - Publisher: The History Press

Motoring journalist Ashley Hollebone reveals for the first time the full story behind the hovercraft, a wonderful British invention that was created in a back shed from a rusty food tin and an old hair dryer – simple yet remarkable! Christopher Cockerell’s 1950s invention has found a multitude of uses
The Hovercraft
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Pages: 192
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-01 - Publisher: The History Press

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