Monday, September 28, 2009
Another unusual watercraft. A late 1960s "Air Cycle".
Some photos were recently posted at the Fiberglassics.com forum of a late 1960s hovercraft called the Air Cycle.
I've never seen anything like this in my life! It is 250 pounds, gas powered, and rides over snow, land and water. The propeller is at the FRONT of the craft!
I did a search and found this article with photos in the March 1970 issue of Popular Science at Google books.
There sure was a market for strange and inventive fiberglass vessels in the 1950s through the 1970s!