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 Post subject: SOE CANOES
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 21:52 pm 
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Hi did you know the SOE (ISRB) manufactured a couple of special canoes?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:15 am 
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Only ones I can find reference to are a "silent power unit canoe with flexable drive" (no idea what it looks like), and the "sleeping beauty" as seen below.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 20:28 pm 
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dear commando sniper/paul

i do like you... your a thinker. not because you have picked the MSC as in pics but because of the flexible drive bit.

its exciting to hear from someone who thinks!

obviously i cannot blurb the info out here but all will be made clear in the book i mentioned....ww2 british military canoes.

its all there and is evidenced perfectly.

if you would like to chat try WW2 british military canoes on the google group site

regards

well done!
Q :D


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:18 am 
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Is the flexable drive a type of silent electric system, or another term for the "budig apparatus" that was adapted for use on SOE canoes? The budig system turns lateral movement (from oars) into vertical movement with use of an underwater wing to propel the canoe. This was found to be very silent as the wing never broke the waters surface, but the stress involved on some of the moving components was quite severe.

There was also a fore-runner to the MSC, called the "under-water glider" manufactured by the aircraft firm Short brothers and is believed to be in IWM photograph HU56756


The book sounds interesting, when is it published? :D





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paul

email on qqiphoto@googlemail.com . so i can chat. long subject . your talking to the person that knows. but your quite well informed... the sort who will love the book. hopefully end dec 08


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