C.H. Latimer-Needham

Inventor

1900 – 1975

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Who was C.H. Latimer-Needham?

Cecil Hugh Latimer-Needham was a British aircraft designer, inventor and aviation author. He is best remembered for the series of aircraft he designed for the Luton Aircraft company and his invention of the Hovercraft skirt for which he was granted a patent. His book, Aircraft Design proved to be an invaluable reference work for Bill Goldfinch and Jack Best during their construction of the Colditz glider. The Germans were rather careless in providing a copy of the book in the Colditz prison library.

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Born
1900
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Died
1975

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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