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Hydrocopter, anyone? #4692778
03/12/18 05:56 PM
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vavavroom Offline OP
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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:
https://www.vermontmoviestore.com/products/bear-island

The closest I have found is an Arkösund hydrocopter:
https://www.nettivene.com/hydrokopteri/muu-merkki/663929

Does anybody here have any information on those vehicles?

Re: Hydrocopter, anyone? [Re: vavavroom] #4692797
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Without data you're just another person with an opinion. W. E. Deming

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Re: Hydrocopter, anyone? [Re: vavavroom] #4693070
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You'tr talking an air-boat/swamp-buggy, right?

Here's the Swedish version.


Re: Hydrocopter, anyone? [Re: vavavroom] #4694036
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vavavroom Offline OP
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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?










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