• Short Summary

    A NEW TYPE OF BOAT - WHICH HAS JET PROPULSION AND HYDROFOILS - HAS BEEN BUILT BY THE BOEING AIRCRAFT CORPORATION OF SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, ON THE WEST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES, AND IS NOW UNDERGOING TESTS.

  • Description

    A NEW TYPE OF BOAT - WHICH HAS JET PROPULSION AND HYDROFOILS - HAS BEEN BUILT BY THE BOEING AIRCRAFT CORPORATION OF SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, ON THE WEST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES, AND IS NOW UNDERGOING TESTS.

    BOTH THE JET PUMP AND THE FOILS (WHICH LIFT THE HULL ABOVE THE WATER) ARE OF A NEW DESIGN AND THE BOAT IS EXPECTED TO REACH SPEEDS OF UP TO FIFTY MILES AN HOUR.

    THE BOAT HAS BEEN BUILT FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES BUT IF THE TESTS ARE SUCCESSFUL, THE DESIGN MIGHT BE ADAPTED FOR LARGER CRAFT.IT IS BELIEVED TO BE THE FIRST OF SUCH ADVANCED DESIGN.

    WATER IS TAKEN IN THROUGH A SCOOP AND A TURBINE ENGINE EXPELS THE WATER THROUGH A NOZZLE INTO THE AIR BEHIND THE BOAT.THE SYSTEM IS MUCH THE SAME AS USED IN AN AIRCRAFT JET ENGINE EXCEPT THAT WATER IS PUMPED THROUGH INSTEAD OF AIR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC01L9AIZEVIQWCE6HE62AEHQ9
    Media URN:
    VLVAC01L9AIZEVIQWCE6HE62AEHQ9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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