The Hovercraft Story

The Hovercraft Story

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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.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • The History Press Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • 0752485121
  • 9780752485126

About Ashley Hollebone

Ashley Hollebone has been building hovercrafts for many years as a hobby and is working on his own anti-gravity vehicle. As a motoring journalist he is passionate and knowledgeable about vehicles and our past. He has written for many magazines including Top Gear, What Car? and The Independent. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers and of course the Hovercraft Museum Trust where he has access to the arnage of preserved machines.show more

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