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Airplane In The Sea – The Boeing 929 Jetfoil Waterjet-Propelled Hydrofoil

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Boeing launched its first passenger-carrying waterjet-propelled hydrofoil in April 1974. It could carry from 167 to 400 passengers.The Boeing 929 Jetfoil is the name for a passenger-carrying waterjet-propelled hydrofoil build by Boeing./wikipedia

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The design and technology of this hydroifoil boat reduces drag, increasing speed and efficiency.This ship gives you the feeling of flying, and when landing it goes into the water like a regular ship.The Boeing JETFOIL (Boeing Model 929) was designed for passenger comfort at high speeds.

It gave passengers a smooth and fast ride, and its three narrow struts created a fraction of the wake that a ship of its size would normally make.It was also as quiet as a conventional auto ferry. With a stopping distance of 152 meters and a turning radius of just 196 meters, it was easy to maneuver the 27-meter-long ship through congested waterways.

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The JETFOILs were powered by a pair of Allison gas-turbine engines that each drove a Rocketdyne waterjet pump, which propelled the 115-ton vessel at speeds in excess of 45 knots -51.8 mph.

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