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  • Short Summary

    An odd-looking contraption designed to traverse land, water, ice, mud and marsh is tested on Lake Erie, in New York state.

  • Description

    1.
    SV SIDE SHOT OF BOAT
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    2.
    SV REAR SHOT OF BOAT
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    3.
    SV PILOT WALKS TO BOAT, ENTERS IT
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    4.
    GV CROWD WALKS TO BOAT DOCK
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    5.
    CU PILOT AT CONTROLS
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    6.
    SV BOAT TAKES OFF OVER WATER
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    7.
    SV BOAT MAKES SLIGHT TURN TO RIGHT
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    8.
    SV DIE SHOT OF BOAT GOING INTO COMPLETE TURN
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    9.
    SV BOAT FINISHES TURN, FACES TOWARDS SHORE
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    10.
    SLV BOAT RETURNS TO SHORE
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    11.
    SV BOAT ON SHORE
    0.52



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AN ODD-LOOKING CONTRAPTION DESIGNED TO TRAVERSE LAND, WATER, ICE, MUD AND MARSH REFORMED ACROSS THE ICE FIELD OF LAKE ERIE, IN NEW YORK STATE RECENTLY.

    THE MACHINE IS CALLED THE "CARABAO"...NAMED AFTER THE TOUGH WATER BUFFALO OF THE PHILIPPINES.IT MADE ITS DEBUT IN THE HARBOUR AT BUFFALO, NEW YORK.THE "CARABAO" SKIMS ACROSS LAND AND WATER ABOVE CUSHION OF AIR SUPPLIED FROM THREE HUGE CIRCULAR CELLS.A PROPELLER MOUNTED IN THE AFT PROVIDES PROPULSION AND BRAKING.DESIGNED TO MOVE OVER OBSTACLES UP TO ONE FOOT HIGH - THE "CARABAO" HAS A TOP SPEED OF SIXTY MILES AND HOUR - MUCH FASTER THAN CONVENTIONAL BOATS.IT IS CAPABLE OF MANY MISSIONS - HARBOUR AND RIVER PATROLS, RESCUE WORK, AIRPORT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS, INSECT CONTROL IN MARSH-LANDS, AND VARIOUS MILITARY ASSIGNMENTS.EIGHTEEN FEET LONG - IT WEIGHS A TON AND A HALF - WITH A PAYLOAD OF ANOTHER HALF TON.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABH2V3VXOJBLVP2FFIZS3WLJ6C
    Media URN:
    VLVABH2V3VXOJBLVP2FFIZS3WLJ6C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1963
    Sound:
    silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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