[WWI] WW1 Aviation photos on ebay-Germany - Pt.II

geoff-smith wwi@wwi-models.org
Mon Dec 15 05:45:00 2003


On 14 Dec 2003 at 22:03, Zulis@aol.com wrote:

> I'm pretty sure this is post-war, but too weird not to share... 
> http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3260844869&category=9018 
> 

Ah yes. Very famous this one. The Ikea/MFI flying houseboat. This was the 
first collaborative project in Europe. Originally designed for racing, it was later 
used for herding sheep and mixing dough for the local bread factory. The test 
pilot emigrated to Nepal to test the first Yak fur stripper, which was also a 
failure, but returned on being offered the chance to test the first Channel 
tunnelling machine but died when the machine surfaced after only 8 miles.

Anything else?

Geoff