• Short Summary

    A NEW WATER BUS POWERED BY THE DISPLACEMENT OF WATER WENT ON DISPLAY IN BUDAPEST RECENTLY.

  • Description

    A NEW WATER BUS POWERED BY THE DISPLACEMENT OF WATER WENT ON DISPLAY IN BUDAPEST RECENTLY. PRESS AND FOREIGN TRADE REPRESENTATIVES WERE INVITED ABOARD WHEN THE CRAFT WENT THROUGH TRIALS ON THE DANUBE.

    THE RIVER BUS HAS A SIMPLE BUT EFFICIENT DRIVE SYSTEM: WATER IS DRAWN IN AT THE FRONT OF THE BOAT AND THROWN OUT AT HIGH SPEED FROM THE STERN. THE SYSTEM DOES AWAY WITH A PROPELLER AND THE REAR SPOUT GIVES DIRECTIONAL CONTROL.

    THE WATER-BUS, MADE OF ALUMINIUM, WAS BUILT IN THE HUNGARIAN SHIPYARD AND CRANE FACTORY WORKSHOPS AT VAC. IT CARRIES 25 PASSENGERS AND HAS A CRUISING SPEED OF 10-15 MILES AN HOUR (15-20 KMS).

    A LARGER WATER-BUS -- WITH ROOM FOR 50 PASSENGERS -- IS DUE TO GO INTO SERVICE SOON.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA645B2SSVM9TZ823A06YRSYQ62
    Media URN:
    VLVA645B2SSVM9TZ823A06YRSYQ62
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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