10, the world's fastest swimming facilities that capture the imagination
When it comes to high speeds, for some reason, just remember the airplanes or cars. But in fact, super speed and craft show. In our review - 10, the world's fastest boats in history.
The Soviet submarine K-222
The fastest submarine
Maximum speed: 83 km / h
This submarine was the only vehicle in its class. It boasted a titanium case, two nuclear reactors of pressurized water type power 2 * 177, 4 MW and two steam turbines of 80,000 horsepower. By combining low mass and high strength submarine could carry on board crew of 82 sailors, 10 anti-ship missiles P-70 "Amethyst" and 12 533 mm at maximum speed torpedoes 44, node 7.
warship HCMS Bras D'Or 400
The fastest warship
Maximum speed: 116 km / h
This experimental Canadian ship hydrofoil - one of the fastest ships in history. Bras D'Or has been designed according to the ideas of Alexander Graham Bell, and was powered by two turbine engines Pratt & Whitney. Unfortunately, the experiment was shut down in 1971, and only built the ship was put on display at the Naval Museum of Quebec.
Sailboat Vestas Sailrocket 2
The fastest sailboat
Maximum speed: 120 km / h
120 km / h - does not seem very much, but for the vessel, which has no engine, it is impressive. Sailrocket 2 broke all records for speed sailing.
Yacht World Is Not Enough
The fastest yacht
Maximum speed: 129 km / h
A luxury yacht that is able to develop a speed of 70 knots - what else to add?
Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept
The fastest electric boat
Maximum speed: 160 km / h
Mercedes-AMG in cooperation with the Cigarette Racing have released the fastest electric boat in the world. It has 12 total electric power of 2220 liters. from.
Brad Rowland's Pontoon Boats South Bay 925CR
Fastest pontoon boat
Maximum speed: 184 km / h
The fact that someone has made a pontoon boat, which can accelerate to 184 km / h, in itself is insanity.
Catamaran Spirit Of Qatar
The fastest catamaran
Maximum speed: 393 km / h
The catamaran Spirit Of Qatar used twin turbine Lycoming total capacity of 9000 liters. from.
The fastest seaplane in the Top Fuel class
Maximum speed: 422 km / h
Seaplanes class Top Fuel dragster like Top Fuel, except that they race on the water. Problem Child Eddie Knox is the fastest ship in the class, and, as in the dragster, it is set Hemi V8 engine capacity of 8000 liters. from.
Hydroplane Bluebird K7
The fastest hydroplane
Maximum speed: 444 km / h
K7 was the first of the crazy turbine seaplane that set records for speed on the water seven times in 1955-1964, respectively. During his last start, he developed the shocking speed of 444 km / h. Unfortunately, his pilot, Donald Campbell was killed in 1967 while trying to reach the speed of 482 km / h.
Spirit Of Australia
The fastest boat
Maximum speed: 511 km / h
511 km / h - an amazing figure, which is even more impressive when you learn that the "Spirit of Australia" was built by an enthusiast in the courtyard of his house. Ken Warbah designed superkater in 1978. boat speed record Warbah Ken has not yet broken.