On This Day 50 Years Ago – the hovercraft was the most quickly progressed invention of modern science!

On 15th June 1966, at the Browndown Hovershow on the SolentAdmiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten said: “No invention of modern science has progressed anything like so quickly as the hovercraft!”

It was patented in 1956, the first experimental one was launched on 11th June 1959 and only 7 years later the hovercraft was being promoted by the Ministry of Defence for the export market! Only 10 years since the hovercraft was invented a show attended by military from all over the world opens with news of an export order worth £1 million (£18 million in today’s money). The video below reporting the hovershow was issued by British Pathé.

 

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The world's first hover show has opened with news of a Ministry of Defence order worth £1m.
The world’s first hovershow opened with news of a Ministry of Defence order worth £1 million.

 

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