Modern Living: A New Life for Hovercraft

A New Life for Hovercraft Roaring along on a cushion of air and traveling with equal facility over land, ice or water, large and expensive Hovercraft have proved successful as ferries across the English Channel, cargo carriers in the Arctic, and patrol vehicles on Vietnamese rivers. In the past few years, Canadian and U.S. companies have also begun manufacturing smaller air-cushion vehicles and have sold several hundred to private buyers at prices between $3,500 and $4,000. Now a Canadian firm has raised the specter of a noisy Hovercraft in every garage. Ottawa's MHV Ltd. will soon begin...

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