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The Hovercraft

Author : Ashley Hollebone
ISBN : 0752464795
Genre : History
File Size : 85.42 MB
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Revealing the development of the multi-faceted hovercraft and its many roles, from racing and leisure to travel and rescue 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 invention enjoys an active role in many arenas. This detailed book delves into the craft's history, from the early days of its development through to its commercial and military applications. 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.
Category: History

The Hovercraft Story

Author : Ashley Hollebone
ISBN : 0752461281
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 82.14 MB
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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 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.
Category: Technology & Engineering

On A Cushion Of Air

Author : Robin Paine
ISBN : 9780956897817
Genre :
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This is the story of how private foreign enterprise in the form of Swedish Lloyd and Swedish America Line, who formed a British company called 'Hoverlloyd', galvanised the British Government in to supporting this new concept in transport through the formation of a British Rail subsidiary called 'Seaspeed'.

Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur And The Haywire Hovercraft

Author : Luke Sharpe
ISBN : 9781481461948
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 28.90 MB
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Billy Sure, inventor and CEO of Sure Things, Inc., must track down a haywire hovercraft that’s gone missing with his sister on board in the seventh book of a hilarious middle grade series! Everyone is talking about Billy Sure, the boy genius and millionaire inventor whose inventions have become instant hits. From the All Ball that turns into any sports ball to the Gross-to-Good Powder that makes even the most disgusting foods taste great, Sure Things, Inc. can do no wrong! Now Billy wants to help other kids achieve their inventing dreams, so he solicits and selects new ideas to develop. Billy and Manny know exactly what Sure Things, Inc.’s Next Big Thing will be—a hovercraft! But when they start to build it, they notice it’s a little…haywire. The hovercraft dips, dives, twirls, and spins, until one day, it’s gone entirely, and so is Emily! Can Billy find his sister and fix the hovercraft, or will this be a crash landing for Sure Things, Inc.? Find out in this wacky story with funny black-and-white spot illustrations throughout!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Capsized In The Solent The Srn6 12 Hovercraft Disaster

Author : Richard M. Jones
ISBN : 9781326584849
Genre : History
File Size : 69.70 MB
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On 4th March 1972 a hovercraft capsized in stormy weather on a voyage from the Isle of Wight to Southsea. Five passengers were killed, but in a dramatic rescue operation involving air and sea units from miles around, the twenty-two others on board were rescued. This book tells the forgotten story of the capsizing of SRN6-012, the heroes who rose that day to save the survivors and the investigation that followed. Richard M. Jones has dedicated his life to researching disasters of historical significance that have been forgotten and has placed five memorials to such events around the UK. This is his fifth book.
Category: History


Author : Bradford Schmidt
ISBN : 9780133441031
Genre : Photography
File Size : 63.28 MB
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WHERE INSPIRATION MEETS TECHNICAL CRAFT, this guide to professional filmmaking with a GoPro is packed with hundreds of beautiful photos and interactive links to videos created by professional athletes, filmmakers, and inspired GoPro users around the world. As the only book to cover the art and technique of advanced filmmaking by the team at GoPro, you’ll get a unique insider’s look at GoPro’s history, all the different camera modes and settings, standard and experimental mounts, shooting principles, and editing techniques. Compelling stories from users such as Kelly Slater, Shaun White, and Kevin Richardson offer a rare view into an incredible world of athleticism, artistic beauty, and storytelling. Whether you’re a professional filmmaker, top athlete or an aspiring enthusiast, you’ll get all the inspiration and instruction you need to capture and create your own engaging edits to share with the world. “This book is an invaluable window into Bradford and Brandon’s creative thinking and summarizes their years of experience. Hopefully it serves as a spark for you just as the authors have done for GoPro.” From the foreword by Nicholas Woodman, founder of GoPro
Category: Photography

Fort Story And Cape Henry

Author : Fielding Lewis Tyler
ISBN : 9781439613009
Genre : History
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On April 26, 1607, the English colonists anchored at the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay and came ashore to the historic piece of land they named Cape Henry. Then, in 1917, a military post was established and fortified to protect the southern portion of the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay during World War I; it was named Fort Story. Expanded and heavily fortified to meet the demands of the Second World War, the post served as a principal installation for the Harbor Defenses of Chesapeake Bay. The big guns fell silent after that conflict, and the post became the “Home of Army Amphibians” with over-the-beach operations. Today Fort Story continues to provide a superb training installation for the Army Transportation Corps and Special Operations.
Category: History

The Story Of The Royal Army Service Corps And Royal Corps Of Transport 1945 1982

Author : D. J. Sutton
ISBN : UOM:39015001777682
Genre : History
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Søgeord: Ambulancestøtte; Transporttjeneste; Trainet; Trænet; Transportopgaver; Engelske Hær's Historie; British Army; Ambulancetjeneste; Terminaltjeneste; Landtransport; Lufttransport; Søtransport; Støtte; Logistik; Faglig Tjeneste; England; Storbritannien; Forsyningstropper; Forsyningstjeneste; Træn; BAOR; British Territorial Army; Kuwait; Ørkenkrigsførelse; Iraq; Tank Transport Operationer; Tank Transport Støtte; Vesttyskland; Berlin Airlift; Malaya; Borneo; Malta; Libyen; Kenya; Gurkhas; Belize.
Category: History

Hovering Craft Hydrofoil

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105010851298
Genre : Ground-effect machines
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Category: Ground-effect machines

Toby And Wilbur Bear The Amazing Hovercraft Adventure

Author : K. K. Ricky
ISBN : 9781458041609
Genre : Fiction
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Fly like a bird? Toby learns that bears aren’t birds. Building a hovercraft seemed like a marvelous idea, until the laws of gravity intervened. In The Amazing Hovercraft Adventure Toby wants to fly like a bird. Taking inspiration from children playing with balloons, he and Wilbur build a hovercraft. It doesn't turn out the way Toby hoped it might. Toby and Wilbur – The Amazing Hovercraft Adventure is a funny, short story of two little bears. It is the second humorous story in the Adventures of Toby and Wilbur Series.
Category: Fiction