Wing-Section Railcar Loses Weight At Speed

Wing-Section Railcar Loses Weight At Speed

Wing-Section Railcar Loses Weight At Speed

December 1963…

The airfoil section of this proposed Japanese railcar provides lift to reduce effective weight by two-thirds. This buoyancy, plus streamlining and lowered rolling resistance, will give the 80-passenger car a top speed of 125 miles per hour, the inventor says.

Recently demonstrated in model form, the pneumatic-tired Sky Car would run on two light elevated rails at a tenth the cost of a monorail system and at twice its speed.

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