Model of the ‘Crusader’ Hydroplane

1:8 scale model of the jet- propelled hydroplane "Crusader" , designed to break the Water Speed Record, and piloted by John Cobb. Built by Vospers of Portsmouth and designed by Reid Railton, the 10 metre vessel cost £15,000 in 1949. The engine was a De Havilland Ghost. The boat was destroyed and Cobb killed on 29 September 1952 during a record attempt on Loch Ness, Scotland.