Side effects may include?

Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Phil Andrew for sharing us in on Explosive Boats. Yes, on purpose. Actually, somewhat genus. But at 30 mph, I wonder how many made it? So without further commentary, EXPLOSIVE BOATS!

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6 Responses to “Explosive Boats, Oh It Was A Thing!”
  1. Greg Lewandowski

    A lot of engineering and state of the art technology for that era went into those things. Thank God they were largely unsuccessful! Thanks for sharing.

  2. m-fine

    Small narrow boats in big water? Not exactly shocking that it didn’t work.

  3. Bilge Rat

    Das boot ist kaput! Interesting launching technique and the remote control. Not much steering modulation between full port, full starboard on the remote. This is known as bang-bang control but surprisingly accurate in guiding a missile to it’s target if the operator (or guidance system) has time.

  4. KW

    If I remember correctly the Chinese tried to buy some Ventnor hydroplanes to do this to the Japanese