The Hydrofoil HMCS Bras d’Or 400

Thanks to its wing-like foils that reduce the resistance of water on the hull, this intriguing experimental ship reached record speeds of 60 knots in hydrofoil mode.

At the end of World War II, military research in Canada was solidly focused on submarine warfare. Ship speeds had to increase to thwart recent threats posed by nuclear propulsion. For the construction of the Bras d’Or 400, Canadian researchers sought inspiration in the hydrofoil developed by Alexander Graham Bell and Frederick Baldwin.

L'HYDROPTERE BRAS D'OR 400
 
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INFILTREZ-VOUS À BORD ET BONNE VISITE!
 
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COMMANDES DE LA CABINE DE PILOTAGE
 
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POSTE DE COMMANDE
 
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INSTRUMENTS DE NAVIGATION
 
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INSTRUMENT DE NAVIGATION
 
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COUP D'OEIL SUR LA STATION DE PILOTAGE
 
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SORTIE SUR LE PONT ARRIERE AVEC VUE SUR LE FLEUVE
 
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