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A handful of images and data.

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Excellent pictures.

Heres a montage of all the German types.
 

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Some more german hydrofoils
Wankel “Zisch” 1945
http://www.der-wankelmotor.de/Wasserfahrzeuge/TES/tes.html
www.akmilitaergeschichte.de/download/zip/NL_27.pdf
Maybe somebody knows more about the
"ZISCH 44" torpedo carrier ?

Schertel Subskimmer !
http://www.jabo109.net/Subskimmer/subskim.html

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Some more
http://www.foils.org/sach.htm
http://www.foils.org/trag.htm

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I have heard of a Schertel-Sachsenberg Hydrofoil-Torpedo ?
Maybe someone knows more ?
 

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To answer my own question
I have found some information about the
Hydrofoil-Torpedo developed by Prof. Dr. Tietjens
The torpedo was jet-powered !

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Please look here
http://www.prismnet.com/~moki/subfiles
More projects
http://www.prismnet.com/~moki/20050322.141703/120tGlidingsub.jpg
http://www.prismnet.com/~moki/20050322.141703/Onemanglider001.jpg
http://www.prismnet.com/~moki/20050322.141703/DivingMTB001.jpg
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According to a section of this interesting report that Johnbr found, the Walther Werke at Kiel carried out a lot of experimental work with rocket propelled hydrofoils (in the form of hydrofoil floats with Walther Engines). They were able to reliably achieve speeds of 50 knots. They also carried out work on rocket propelled landing barges, but I'm uncertain if the two activities were linked, due to the way the report is written.

The floats were described as being fitted with three hydrofoils, two forward and one aft.

Landing barges capable of running up the beach, and in the example shown in the film, of clearing the sand dunes and coming to rest in a field of cows.
 

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Wonder if that work was tied in to Walter's work on peroxide-powered U-boats. I'm still looking for the book on that (1960's vintage). IIRC it had a mention of the surface work.
 

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Fast Fighting Boats 1870-1945 by Harald Foch spends a couple of sections on the these boats.
 

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