Billing Boats Slo-Mo-Shun


Scale 1:12
30 inches long, 8.5 inches tall and 12.2 inches wide

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Billing Boats Slo-Mo-Shun

The Slo-Mo-Shun boats were a series of hydroplanes designed and built in the United States during the mid-20th century. The most famous of these boats was Slo-Mo-Shun IV, which became a record-setting and championship-winning craft in the world of boat racing.

Slo-Mo-Shun IV was designed and built by Seattle-based boat builder Ted Jones in the early 1950s. The boat featured an innovative and revolutionary design, with a contoured hull and powerful engine that allowed it to achieve unprecedented speeds on the water. Slo-Mo-Shun IV was powered by a supercharged Allison V-1710 aircraft engine, which gave it a significant speed advantage over its competitors.

In 1950, Slo-Mo-Shun IV set a new world water speed record of over 160 miles per hour on Lake Washington, near Seattle. The boat went on to win the prestigious Gold Cup race in Detroit in 1950 and 1951, solidifying its reputation as one of the fastest and most successful hydroplanes of its time.

Slo-Mo-Shun IV’s success inspired further innovation and competition in the world of boat racing, leading to advancements in hydroplane design and technology. The boat also helped popularize the sport of hydroplane racing in the United States and around the world, attracting a large following of enthusiasts and fans.

The legacy of Slo-Mo-Shun IV and the other Slo-Mo-Shun boats is commemorated in various museums and historical displays dedicated to the history of hydroplane racing. These iconic boats remain a symbol of innovation, speed, and excitement in the world of powerboat racing, and their impact on the evolution of marine engineering and design continues to be felt to this day.

The Billing Boats Slo-Mo-Shun kit is a ready for R/C 1:12 scale model of a hydroplane speedboat. The built model will be 30 inches long, 8.5 inches tall and 12.2 inches wide. All wooden parts are laser cut for easy assembly. Fittings in pre-finished wood, cast metal ,brass and plastic. Detailed plans and instructions.

Additional information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 31 × 17 × 4 in


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