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04/06/1910 English engineer Christopher is born


Christopher Cockerell and the Hovercraft - Stuff of Genius


Christopher Cockerell | The Inventor Of The Hovercraft | Big Ideas | Episode 14


Hovercraft - Ultimate Amphibious Machine


The History of the Hovercraft


Great British Inventions - The Hovercraft

He is known as the inventor of the hovercraft. Cockerell wanted to design a boat which is not slowed by the water drag. In 1954, he performed an experiment using kitchen scales, tin cans, and a vacuum cleaner to show that a stream of air could solve the problem. The next year he built first working balsa wood model of hovercraft.
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