30/05/1959 The engines of the first practical hovercraft are tested
'HOVERCRAFT' - THE SAUCER ON SHOW - SRN1
SRN1 World's First Hovercraft
Hovercraft - Ultimate Amphibious Machine
What Happened to the Giant Hovercraft SR-N4? - The Concorde of the Seas
The vessel was called SR.N1. it was invented by British engineer Christopher Cockerell. He first tested the hovercraft using a can of cat food inside a coffee tin and reversed air-flow from a vacuum cleaner in his boatyard. Today, hovercrafts are used in disaster relief, coastguard, military sport or passenger service.
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