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Captain Canada:
What a cool looking beast ! Nice to see the kit, but it looks like it would be easy enough to scratch....

Father Ennis:
Ummmmmmm ......    Is that a pluse jet on the back like a V-1 ???????


--- Quote from: Father Ennis on October 15, 2013, 07:04:35 pm ---Ummmmmmm ......    Is that a pluse jet on the back like a V-1 ???????

--- End quote ---

It sure looks like a pulse jet- that is the first thing I thought of.  Guess they won't be sneaking up on anyone with that ? :o

Wonder if the vanes on the bow push it under a ship and it drops a charge of some sort?

There's some (not too well) translated info at the bottom of this thread - the engine was indeed an Argus-As-014 as used on the V-1, while the floats came from the Ju-52.


The "vanes" are the triggering device for the explosives.  The idea was that as it approached it's target the crew locked the rudder and bailed out onto rafts.  The boat kept on going and when it hit the hull side of the ship the bars set off an electrical trigger which exploded the explosives.   The Italians had a similar system for their motorboats and the Germans for various other explosive boats they were developing as the war ended.


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