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    An odd-looking contraption designed to traverse land, water, ice, mud and marsh is tested on Lake Erie, in New York state.

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    An odd-looking contraption designed to traverse land, water, ice, mud and marsh is tested on Lake Erie, in New York state.

    The machine is called the “Carabao”, named after the tough water buffalo of the Philippines. It made its debut at the harbour in Buffalo, New York. The “Carabao” skims across land and water above a cushion of air supplied from three huge circular cells. A propeller provides propulsion and braking. Designed to mover over obstacles up to one foot high, the “Carabao” has a top speed of sixty miles an hour- making it much faster than conventional boats. It is capable of many missions- harbour and river patrols, rescue work, airport emergency operations, insect control in marsh-lands, and various military assignments. Eighteen feet long, it weights a ton and a half, with a payload of another ton.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABH2V3VXOJBLVP2FFIZS3WLJ6C
    Media URN:
    VLVABH2V3VXOJBLVP2FFIZS3WLJ6C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1963
    Sound:
    silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
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    N/A

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