by Jim Gray
A collection of previously unpublished images

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Monday, November 19, 2018
The Hovercraft
£18.99

Photographs from the Archives of the World’s only Hovercraft Museum
by Jim Gray
A collection of previously unpublished images

Photographs from the Archives of the World’s only Hovercraft Museum
by Jim Gray

This book has been published to raise funds for the further development of the UK’s only hovercraft museum in Lee-on-the-Solent. It is a collection of previously unpublished images from the archives of the museum. The author is a local man, a history and transport enthusiast who has done a marvellous job with this fine publication. He explores the importance and impact of the hovercraft, offering a fascinating glimpse into a vehicle that has captivated the imagination of the public for more than 50 years. It was in 1959 when the first crosschannel crossing by a hovercraft spawned a revolution in design and development. Within a decade, the mighty SRN4, capable of carrying 400 passengers and 60 cars across the English Channel in less than 40 minutes, had arrived. As the commercial hovercraft thrived, the military also continued to innovate; the British Interservice Hovercraft (Trials) Unit (IHTU) being established in 1961. An excellent publication.

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