The SR-N1, the world's first hovercraft, making maiden voyage, 11 June 1959.

Fincher, Terry

The SR-N1, the world's first hovercraft, making maiden voyage, 11 June 1959.
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

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The SR-N1, the world's first hovercraft, making its maiden flight, Isle of Wight, on 11 June 1959. The Westland SR-N1 was an experimental craft invented by Sir Christopher Cockerell (1910-1999). He used a curtain of high-presure air ejected down from the rim of the craft to 'float' the hull. Cushion, curtain and forward thrust were provided by a single piston engine. Photograph by Terry Fincher.

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