• Short Summary

    Tests on an new type of jet-driven boat were carried out October 23 on the Wennsee, one of the Havel River's picturesque bays and holiday resorts in West Berlin.

  • Description

    Tests on an new type of jet-driven boat were carried out October 23 on the Wennsee, one of the Havel River's picturesque bays and holiday resorts in West Berlin.

    A Diesel motor unit of 55 HP drives a water jet system which can be swung full circle, enabling high manoeuvrability. In one of the tests, the jet boat spun round twice in the time needed for a normal craft to be turned once.

    In another test, a normal motor-driven boat was tied by a rope to the jet craft which proved powerful enough to pull the other way. away.

    Engineer Gustov Hovka, 74, spent 15 years of his life developing the jet boat. The unit was brought to its present standard of performance in trials lasting two years.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADMBDRL0VW6FM3I86PWSGGIXRF
    Media URN:
    VLVADMBDRL0VW6FM3I86PWSGGIXRF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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