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TITLE
FINA jet fuel
EXTERNAL ID
PAN3_10
PLACENAME
Loch Ness
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston
DATE OF IMAGE
September 1952
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
J Nairn
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
20117
KEYWORDS
fuel
jet engines
engines
boats
John Cobb
Crusader
jets
petrolium
FINA jet fuel

FINA jet fuel was the fuel used by John Cobb to power his boat 'Crusader' in his attempt at the World water speed record. This fuel store was at Temple Pier on Loch Ness. Cobb was killed in his attempt when his boat bounced and broke apart at the end of his first run at the measured mile. The jet engine used in Cobb's boat was the same engine used in a De Havilland Ghost jetliner and was capable of producing 5000lb static thrust.
On the first run the engine powered the boat to a speed of over 200mph, the fastest time ever recorded, but because a second run was never made the record could not be counted


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FINA jet fuel

INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

1950s

fuel; jet engines; engines; boats; John Cobb; Crusader; jets; petrolium

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Jimmy Nairn & Son

FINA jet fuel was the fuel used by John Cobb to power his boat 'Crusader' in his attempt at the World water speed record. This fuel store was at Temple Pier on Loch Ness. Cobb was killed in his attempt when his boat bounced and broke apart at the end of his first run at the measured mile. The jet engine used in Cobb's boat was the same engine used in a De Havilland Ghost jetliner and was capable of producing 5000lb static thrust.<br /> On the first run the engine powered the boat to a speed of over 200mph, the fastest time ever recorded, but because a second run was never made the record could not be counted <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.