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HMS Habbakuk in section

Illustration showing a cross section of the top secret design for HMS Habbakuk a giant aircraft-carrier built of ice and wood pulp, which was proposed as a secret weapon in the Second World War. This project was put forward by Geoffrey Pyke in 1942, but was never built as the practicalities involved were too much for the British war effort. The system of construction and propulsion, the crews accomodation, air craft hangars and defensive armament are detailed

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© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

1942 Air Craft Carrier Geoffrey Invention Project Propulsion Pulp Pyke Secret Section System Weapon Ww 2


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