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The Hovercraft Story

By (author) Ashley Hollebone
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 27th Sep 2011
Dimensions: w 192mm h 133mm d 16mm
Weight: 260g
ISBN-10: 0752461281
ISBN-13: 9780752461281
Barcode No: 9780752461281
Synopsis
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 baked bean tin and an old hair dryer - simple but remarkable nonetheless! The hovercraft has a multitude of uses across numerous arenas, including leisure cruising and Formula 1 racing; it has modernised travel and saved many lives - boasting zero fatalities in accidents - yet despite all this little has been written about this most humble craft. This colourful book decisively redresses the balance and with a detailed potted history and photographs and diagrams comprehensively reveals the story behind the hovercraft, an invaluable addition to every enthusiast's library.

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