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The Hovercraft: A History

The Hovercraft: A History (EPUB ebook)

By Hollebone, Ashley

The hovercraft was first created in 1959, when Sir Christopher Cockerell came up with a prototype that crossed the English Channel. The SRN1, the first ever hovercraft, is now proudly housed by the Science Museum and this very British invention enjoys an active role in many arena...s, from travel, leisure cruising and racing to lifesaving and transporting goods. This detailed book delves into the history of the hovercraft, from the early days of its development through to the commercial and military applications of the craft. It looks into the exciting world of hovercraft leisure, cruising and racing from amateur to Formula 1, and also explores the important role the hovercraft plays in rescues whether on water or delivering aid around the word in places that helicopters can't reach. Finally, it details the types of hovercraft in use today, and what the future holds. The hovercraft is more than a product of 1960s Britain: it is one that has pushed the boundaries of transport as we look into the future and we have the back-shed culture of Britain to thank for its invention.
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ISBN 9780752490519
Published 1 Aug 2012
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9780752490519
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Imprint The History Press
Released 1 Aug 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Hollebone, Ashley
Category History
World History
European History
Maritime History
Military History
Civil War
Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
Transport Technology
Transport: General Interest
Ships & Shipping: General Interest
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 629.3
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text History: World & General
ONIX Text General/trade