Are you outraged at companies charging you to cross the bridge they spent millions of dollars building? The nerve of the!. The next time your trip from point A to point B involves a river crossing, just toss one of these $10,000 inflatable car ferries in your trunk and save yourself a few bucks.
This image shows the U.S.. Navy’s Landing Craft Air Cushion 60 vehicle — a special class of hovercraft — arriving at Virginia Beach on May 29th for the 2015 Patriotic Festival. Coolest way to turn up to the beach? [U.S. Navy]
There's no guarantee that the USMC's UHAC next-generation landing craft will ever see the light of day. Until that actually happens, the US military will continue to rely on these nearly unstoppable ship-to-shore hovercrafts.
In the most recent bit of Russian bizarreness, a 550-ton military hovercraft carrying sophisticated weaponry casually pulled up onto a crowded, seemingly public beach. Because, apparently, Russia wants to become Europe's own personal prison planet.
I've grown up. I've faced reality. I now know that getting a DeLorean time machine like in Back to the Future isn't going to happen any time soon. I think I'm okay with it. I'd definitely be okay with it if I could replace the DeLorean-sized hole in my heart with this awesome DeLorean Hovercraft. It was spotted…
Hovercrafts have the distinct advantage of being just as comfortable on water as they are on land, but usually at the cost of a pretty ugly and utilitarian design. So the engineers at Mercier-Jones decided to take a crack at designing a hovercraft that was as lustworthy as a sports car, and from the looks of it they…
Even though it combined all the benefits of riding a scooter with the ability to easily transition between land and water, for some reason the Hover Scooter never went mainstream. Maybe it had something to do with that giant unprotected ducted fan up front?
Alastair Senior, a 40-year-old man from New Zealand, was killed in gruesome fashion—decapitation—on a hovercraft test drive. Senior had been building his own hovercraft and was about to ride it for the first time when things got awry.
One of the best things about Winter is a fresh blanket of pristine snow. And the gear that helps you ride down it. Here are some gifts for the powderhounds in your life.
Attention all nutters! Now you can buy your very own 179-foot Excelsior-class military assault hovercraft for just $69 million, fully armed, and with plenty of space to carry 140 rangers and three T-80 heavy soviet tanks. She's such a beauty:
Dennis Schaller was a rocket engine mechanic in the Air Force and an electrical engineer on the Apollo missions. So, it's not surprising that he ended up with this thing after 20 years of working on a travel trailer.
This pedal-powered hovercraft, built by a flight group at the University of London, is constructed out of the absolute lightest materials possible (carbon fiber, glass cloth, styrofoam) to make it floaty enough to cross the Thames. And it does!
The patent shown is for an aircraft to be powered off the ground using a plasma technology. Subrata Roy, a University of Florida aerospace engineer, proposes the existing technique of passing a magnetic wave through a conducting fluid can produce a force strong enough to lift an aircraft off the ground. Granted, the…
This admittedly isn't the newest military tech on the block, but The History Channel in us just couldn't help writing it up. Russia makes the world's largest military hovercraft dubbed the "Zubr." It displaces 621 tons and can haul twice the payload of similar boats from the US Navy (somewhere around 150 tons).
This ice hovercraft school bus has to be the coolest and worst news ever to descend upon children all over the world. I mean, I would have loved to go to school in one of these spiffy snowspeeders powered by dual fan engines.
Rudy Heeman was meant for greater things, as is obvious by his superhero last name, Heeman. The lunatic mechanic from New Zealand has spent the last 11 years constructing a flying boat / hovercraft. Is there any better way to spend 11 years? We think not. We can only imagine what Mr. Heeman's telephone conversations…