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#4692778 - 03/12/18 06:56 PM Hydrocopter, anyone?
vavavroom Offline

Registered: 10/31/17
Posts: 148
Loc: California
In the very lame and not very thrilling 1979 thriller Bear Island, less than loosely based on McLean's novel of the same name, cool airboats/snowplanes are featured. Sleek-looking with an open canopy, engine in a pod behind the driver, one propellor, two rudders behind the prop and a retracting "claw brake" aft.

Click here for the movie poster with two of the vehicles shown:

The closest I have found is an Arkösund hydrocopter:

Does anybody here have any information on those vehicles?

#4692797 - 03/12/18 07:05 PM Re: Hydrocopter, anyone? [Re: vavavroom]
Leo99 Offline

Registered: 03/30/14
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Without data you're just another person with an opinion. W. E. Deming

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#4693070 - 03/13/18 12:15 AM Re: Hydrocopter, anyone? [Re: vavavroom]
OneEyeJack Offline

Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 7479
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You'tr talking an air-boat/swamp-buggy, right?

Here's the Swedish version.

#4694036 - 03/13/18 10:06 PM Re: Hydrocopter, anyone? [Re: vavavroom]
vavavroom Offline

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My thread starter clearly indicates I am looking for information on what appears to be an Arkösund Hydrocopter, such as specs, manufacturer's history, other products they made, etc. All I can find online says the Hydrocopters were made beginning in the sixties into the eighties with small changes. I am not at all interested in info on Gator Clyde's swamp boat and other craft. Are there any Swedes here?