• Short Summary

    ON DISPLAY IN WEST BERLIN - A NEW MINIATURE SUBMARINE. SHE'S JUST 5.30 METERS (17?

  • Description

    1.
    SCU Int. Submarine lifted along test tank
    0.10

    2.
    TV Lowered into tank
    0.26

    3.
    SCU Man climbs into sub
    0.35

    4.
    CU Underwater, propeller starts turning
    0.44

    5.
    TV Sub moves off
    0.49

    6.
    Underwater shot. Sub through water
    0.53

    7.
    TV Sub comes to the surface
    0.59

    8.
    TV & CU Sub up tank
    1.09

    9.
    TV Ditto
    1.15



    Initials JT/S/AW/PC JT/S/AW/SGM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ON DISPLAY IN WEST BERLIN - A NEW MINIATURE SUBMARINE. SHE'S JUST 5.30 METERS (17 FEET 4 INCHES) LONG AND 1.35 METERS (4 FEET 4 INCHES) HIGH.

    KNOWN AS "TIGERHAI", SHE WAS DESIGNED BY A TEAM OF SHIPBUILDING ENGINEERS AT THE BERLIN TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY FOR USE IN BOTH UNDERWATER RESEARCH AND UNDERWATER SPORT.

    THE 1550-KILOGRAM (3,417-LB) MINI U-BOAT HAS BEEN UNDERGOING TRIALS AT THE UNIVERSITY'S WATER TANK - 250 YARDS (230 METERS) LONG AND EUROPE'S BIGGEST.

    A BIG ADVANTAGE OF THE TWO-MAN VESSEL IS THAT THE OCCUPANTS ENJOY NORMAL ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS - EVEN UNDERWATER WITHOUT BEING HAMPERED BY EXTRA OXYGEN CYLINDERS.

    HER THREE-BLADE PROPELLER IS MADE OF BRONZE, AND DRIVES THREE FORWARD GEARS AND ONE REVERSE. MINIMUM CRUISING SPEED ON THE SURFACE IS 10 KMS (6.2 MILES) AND HOUR AND 7 KMS (4.35 MILES) AN HOUR SUBMERGED.

    BECAUSE OF COMPRESSION ON DANGERS, THE SUBMARINE IS LIMITED TO A DIVING DEPTH OF 35 METER (114 FEET). FULLY MANNED, SHE CAN STAY UNDERWATER FOR UP TO 6 1/2 HOURS.

    AND THE COST? ABOUT 25,000 D-MARKS, WHICH IS THREE TIMES LESS THAN AMERICA'S CHEAPEST MINI-SUB.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEZP75TS9KI6HMARQFCM399WV3
    Media URN:
    VLVAEZP75TS9KI6HMARQFCM399WV3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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