NORWEGIAN NAVY, world's fastest naval vessel
WATCH IN HD WORLD'S FASTEST NAVAL VESSEL
Norwegian navy missile torpedo boat (MTB) or corveta's as they are really
called, doing a drive by past one of the norwegian navy's coastguard
vessels. The corveta skjold is capable of speeds over 60 knots (about
70mph) and is to this day the worlds fastes naval combat vessel. the ships
can reach such big speeds by using there catamaran hulls to trap an air
bubble underneath the vessel, hence avoiding most of the drag. These
surface effect ships carry the same exact armament as the norwegian
frigates (fridtjof nansen class) but do not have the same stamina.
Thunderbird Boat starting up
The famous Thunderbird fires up one of her massive Allison aircraft motors
for the crowd at the 2011 Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance. See the
Thunderbird in action here!
Flying DH Mosquito KA114.
In October 2012 Warren Denholm put our POV camera on his helmet to record
the photo shoot we conducted from Ardmore with the Mosquito and a DH
Vampire over Auckland city in New Zealand, photo plane was the Spitfire in
Take off - 1:49
Vampire & Spitfire Formation - 4:35
Spitfire Close Formation - 6:07
Landing - 13:55
The beeping sound you can hear sometimes is caused by the throttles being
pulled back to a certain point with the undercarriage up, it is a warning
for the pilot during the landing phase but in certain stages of flight it
is ok to hear it and can see and hear how much skill and attention is
needed to fly the Mosquito in formation.
Dave Phillips is the test pilot during this flight.
Taken and Recorded by Gavin Conroy.
CB 90 H in Brazil on the Amazon River
CB 90 H filmed on the Amazon River in 2004. Built by Dockstavarvet AB
Patrol Boats delivered from Dockstavarvet AB
Dockstavarvet is a leading producer of aluminum boats for professional use
in Scandinavia and on the international market.
We manufacture Pilot Boats, Combat Boats, Patrol Boats etc.
Twin Yanmar diesel jet boat (Nice Sound!!)
Gulfcraft Touring 36' with Yanmar turbo
Diesels and Hamilton Jets, leaving Feydhoo in Addu Atoll.
Sorry for the lack of good scenery, I was sitting quite uncomfortably, and
at that speed, it's difficult to think of anything else:P
Old diesel engine, SmitMAN 750pk@300rpm, Dutch pilot boat
The main engine aboard the Dutch pilot boat "Castor".
The engine was build at IHC Kinderdijk in 1950.
It's a slow running, directly reversible, air-started 4-stroke trunk piston
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De hoofdmotor van de oude loodsboot Castor.
Hij is in licentie gebouwd bij IHC Kinderdijk in 1950, toen J&K Smit.
Het is een langzaamlopende, direct omkeerbare, luchtgestarte 4-slag
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USS Independence (Littoral Combat Ship) LCS-2
One of the US Navy's new Littoral Combat Ships, the USS Independence LCS-2.
Stealthy, trimaran, x-boat....nice! It has a twin too. If you don't like
the music, scroll down through the comments for an explanation.
Cummins 1710 V-12's at idle
Twin Cummins 1710 cubic inch V-12 twin-turbo diesels at idle, in an 82' Point-class
retired USCG cutter, as heard while standing on the dock next to the
transom. We had just fired off, which is why the old engines are smoking so
much. There's also a 2-71 Detroit genset running for good measure.
Video taken in Richmond, CA on December 15th, 2009, as we were preparing to
cruise the boat back to her current home-port in Redwood City, CA. BTW, the
1710 Cummins is essentially a V-12 version of the 855 (now the N-series)
inline-6 commonly seen in big rigs. For general specifications on this
engine, take a look here: http://www.waterwaysequipment.com/vt-1710-m.htm
(although, as a former Coast Guard vessel, this boat's engines have
slightly different power ratings).
This WWII Packard Marine V12 lives on today in a competition pulling
tractor. It's other two brethren from the same PT boat (one with a hole in
the side) also exist as spares. It's present owner rebuilt it from scratch
years ago, and learned as he went. It is fed aviation fuel by twin Predator
carburetors, through a custom built aluminum plenum manifold to the Supercharger.
These engines sound unlike any other V12, were a "clean slate" design, and
do not come from other designs.
From elsewhere on the 'Net:
"Despite the commonplace assumption, the new-generation Packard marine
engine, initially tagged the 4M-2500, was anything but a re-popped Liberty
V12. Instead, Vincent, Packards lead engineer, started with a clean sheet
and designed a four-stroke, 60-degree V-12 with an aluminum block with a
bore of 6.04 inches and a 6.50-inch stroke, which brought it to 2,490 cubic
inches. Weighing 2,900 pounds, the 4M-2500 had four valves per cylinder, a
6.4:1 compression ratio, and a centrifugal Supercharger, later models were also fitted with
an Intercooler. A Holley
1685F aircraft carburetor supplied the fuel, 100-octane gasoline, fired by
two spark plugs per cylinder. The first engines developed 1,200hp, but
improved versions with higher Boost
levels nominally made 1,500hp. Packard built 14,000 marine engines during
the war, three of which went into each of the Navy's 768 PT boats, two
astern and one amidships for better service access. "
Packard built many thousands of engines prior to the second world war
including car engines, of course, and the famous "Liberty" V12 aircraft
engines and Packard's own developments and patents and other developments
and inventions by the likes of General Electric on Superchargers went into the development of the
Packard marine engine that were produced in their thousands during the war
to power the U.S. Elco and Higgins PT Boats and the British Vosper MTB's
(Motor Torpedo Boats).
The Packard 4M 2500 engine powered most, if not all, of the US built PT
Boats. The pre and early world war II engines developed some 1200 brake
horse power, this had been increased to 1350 BHP and then by the end of the
war 1500 BHP, therefore a late war Elco 80' PT had three engines producing
a total of 4,500 brake horse power and could guzzle 5000 gallons of 100
octane aviation fuel in one night of operations. The cruising speed of the
Packard was stated as 2400 rpm but note that the Elco "dashboard"
tachometers show a top speed of 3000 rpm. I assume that this means that the
top speed of the Elco at some 41 knots could only be sustained for a
relatively short period of time.