Jet propulsion unit, 'Hamilton Rainbow'

C.W.F. Hamilton & Co Ltd
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The first Rainbow jet units went on sale in 1956. A small direct drive centrifugal type of unit gave the good performance in a suitable light craft. About 125 were manufactured and marketed in New Zealand.
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C.W.F. Hamilton & Co Ltd: Manufacturer
Steel: 0 - Whole
Production place and notes
Aotearoa New Zealand
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Not on display


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