Much like the late-war one-man Demolition-Boats...
I don't believe these are Linsen boats (explosive boats) too narrow and no trigger railing on the bow .
Linsen boats were small radio controlled , wooden shells 17ft long with a 4 1/2 ft beam with a draught of 16 inches . Carrying an explosive charge of 1000 lbs and powered by a Ford V-8 producing 90 hp or 95 hp in a later models . These were used by K Flotilla .
agree with Glenns remarks.
Great Info on a subject I have yet to explore in detail...
It came from "Kommando" German Special Forces of World War Two by James Lucas 1985
Good book , talks about Brandenburg and other commando type units .
a Ford V8 motor? You'd definitely need a grab rail on that little number!! Thanks guys, not sure I care about the boat the German gentlemen are playing with, the Ford V8 version sounds a load more fun.
many thanks and regards, dave
The Ford V-8 was in the German boat , and the Railing on the bow contained an explosive charge that blows the bow off the Linsen boat when striking it's target vessel , causing it sink so that the main charge would detonate underwater with the force of a sea mine . It was pretty much a surface torpedo , that was Captained to a few hundred yards from its target , then the radio control was turned on and the Captain jumps over the side . He would then be picked up by a Command vessel who also had the Radio control unit .