Hovercrafts are truly amazing vehicles: Whether on land, water, mud or ice, these air-cushioned craft rule the unpaved wilderness. And they were born from a wildly optimistic and experimental era of engineering — as reflected by these incredible early prototypes and designs.
There’s nothing like a little Photoshop touch-up to make your navy look more toned, suppled and fearsome than it ever really good be. First, Iran used a little editing magic to put its jets “in the air”, and now North Korea is getting in on the fun as well.
The Air Board personal hovercraft is the latest in a long lineage of novelty transportation devices that are as ridiculous as they are expensive. Just don’t think about trying to float this $US140,000 punch-line to the beach.