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Motor-boat Speed Record

Nature volume 140, page 460 (11 September 1937) | Download Citation



ON September 1, Sir Malcolm Campbell, driving his new motor-boat Bluebird on Lake Maggiore, made two runs over a measured mile at an average speed of 203-3 km. an hour. His boat is equipped with a single Rolls-Royce engine of 2000 h.p., similar to that of his motor-car Bluebird. Sir Malcolm has thus achieved the distinction of holding the speed record for both land and water.

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