Monday, March 04, 2013

Motorised Submersible Canoes

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Ever wanted to fly your kayak underwater? British Special Ops in World War II did just that using Motorised Submersible Canoes, or MSCs. Nicknamed the Sleeping Beauty, it could dive about 15 metres, had a cruising speed of about 3 knots, and a range around 65 km. Although difficult to control, during the war it was used by British, Australian and New Zealand forces, and one was was tested by the US.
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3 comments:

  1. That's an awesome boat. I would love to have one!

    David J.
    http://www.paddlinghq.com

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  2. I never knew that, do they have anything nowdays like that?

    ~Randall

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    1. I'm sure they do. We just won't find out about them for another 50 years.

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